Definition of tip-and-run in English:


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[mass noun]
  • 1An informal way of playing cricket in which the batsman must run after every hit.
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    • That's not to say it was an innings of tip-and-run.
    • After the first 15 overs of a game, when the field spreads outside the 25-yard circle, and accumulation via the old tip-and-run technique becomes the mode, one-day cricket settles into predictable patterns.
  • 1.1 [as modifier] (Of a military raid) executed swiftly and followed by immediate withdrawal.
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    • The first tip-and-run raid in Hastings occurred on 17 May when four Messerschmitt 109s circled the town, machine-gunning the streets in the West Hill area.

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