A Hit and Run Accident
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hit-and-run – a type of car accident where a driver hits a person or object but leaves without stopping to see the damage or apologize, because he or she does not want to get in trouble * Mona was injured in a hit-and-run accident last year. The police never found out who the driver was.
to take off – to leave a place, especially very quickly and without saying goodbye * You should have thanked the hostess for her hospitality before you took off in the middle of the party.
a bat out of hell – very quickly, almost as if running away from some danger * Tracy thought she saw a ghost and ran out of the house like a bat out of hell.
damage – harm that makes something broken or injured; an action that puts something in worse condition than it was in before * The earthquake caused a lot of damage to office buildings and apartment buildings.
totaled – destroyed; ruined; no longer usable because something has been broken and cannot be fixed * His bicycle was totaled when the car ran over it.
to revoke a license – for the government to take away someone’s driver’s license because he or she has been a very bad driver * If you drink alcohol and then drive, the state will revoke your license.
to throw the book at (someone) – to punish someone very badly, possibly accusing them of many crimes and putting them in jail * This city really throws the book at people who hurt children.
to do jail time – to spend time in prison as a punishment for one’s crimes * How much jail time did he do for stealing all those cars?
scene of the crime – where a crime is committed; the place where a law is broken * The detective searched the scene of the crime for clues regarding who the murderer was.