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Difference between Cut and run and Hit and run

cut and runleave without warning; make a quick or sudden escape:

  • To cut and run, to walk out, as Elspeth had, was quite unthinkable to Isabel: it was not in the pattern of civilized behavior.

hit and run—(attrib.)

1. (of a driver) failing to stop after causing an accident:

  • He will suffer no after-effects from injuries sustained when knocked down by a hit-and-run motorist.

2. (of methods in guerilla warfare, etc.) using swift action followed by an immediate withdrawal:

  • Some of them were indulging in violence and arson, adopting “hit and run” tactics.