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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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(football) A non-passing play in which the ball-carrier attempts to outflank a defensive player; Also: (informal) An evasive or diversionary maneuver; An attempt to surmount a difficulty without confronting it directly.

Usage examples (30)
  • So, the president is resorting to the old end-run.
  • But these tribunals amounted to an end-run around Rasul.
  • I mean, I bet he'll make an end-run at your job, you know.
  • Starting to look like an end-run around the election itself. for more
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