Meaning of tip-and-run in English:



mass noun
  • 1An informal way of playing cricket in which the batter must run after every hit.

    ‘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. 1.1as modifier (of a military raid) executed swiftly and followed by immediate withdrawal.
      • ‘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.’