Definition of Tip-and-run

1. Adjective. Designed for or consisting of a brief attack followed by a quick escape. "Tip-and-run assaults"

Exact synonyms: Hit-and-run
Similar to: Offensive



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tip-and-run

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tip
tip-and-run (current term)
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Literary usage of Tip-and-run

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1. The Dover Patrol 1915-1917 by Reginald Bacon (1919)
"... "hostilities only"—The exacting routine of the destroyers—Too few boats—Enemy's advantage in gun-fire and speed—" tip-and-run " raids—Their influence on ..."

2. The Lighter Side of School Life by Ian Hay (1920)
"ant but demoralising pastime known as "tip- and-run." Manby, addressing them as "slack little swine, a disgrace to the House," chastised them one by one, ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"Cf. tip and run, ie tap and run (a game) ; tip for tap, blow for blow (Bullinger's Works, i. 283), now tit for tat. E. Fries, tippen, to tap lightly. ..."

4. Cricket by Edward Lyttelton (1894)
"go in, and hit as far as they can to each in turn, running tip-and-run fashion, so as to practice the quick return to the wicket-keep. ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"With end dumps or dumping cradles, the car must be backed off the tip and run on another track before another car can be dumped. ..."

6. Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes (1895)
"... if, having struck a ball in bounds, it is returned into the hands of first baseman before he has reached "that base (it is "tip and run " in this game); ..."

7. Cricket by William Gilbert Grace (1891)
"Australians, almost played tip-and-run for a few overs, and put on 24 runs for the last wicket. There are many other points to be considered, ..."

8. Cricket by William Gilbert Grace (1891)
"Australians, almost played tip-and-run for a few overs, and put on 24 runs for the last wicket. There are many other points to be considered, ..."

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