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Definition of hit-and-run in English:

Denoting a person who causes accidental or wilful damage and escapes before being discovered, or damage caused in this way: he was struck by a hit-and-run driver
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  • Yet, like the authorities, the hit-and-run cyclist didn't care enough about Zhang to lift a finger to help him, and fled the accident site.
  • A pensioner has branded a hit-and-run motorist who wrote off her mobility scooter as ‘horrible and mean’.
  • The parents of a man struck down by a hit-and-run motorist have travelled to Swindon to be at their son's bedside.
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