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end around

noun, Football.
1.
a play on offense in which an end, after running into the backfield, takes a handoff and attempts to run around the opposite end of the line.
Origin of end around
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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  • Tie one end around your waist, Dave, and I will hold fast to the other end.

    Dave Porter in the Far North

    Edward Stratemeyer
  • We can tie one end around you while we hold on the other end.

    Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail Howard R. Garis
  • He tied the rope around his neck, he tied the other end around a beam, and he went to sleep.

  • He fixed a lasso under her arms, threw the end around a rafter, and proceeded to loosen her refractory hide.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

    Charles A. Murdock
  • To keep this cork, tie one end of a string around it and the other end around the barrel.

  • The engineer did as requested, and Jim slipped the rope's end around one of the log joists and tied it securely.

    Frontier Boys in Frisco

    Wyn Roosevelt
  • Back the end around the standing part and up through the bight and draw tight.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • Then lead the end around back of the standing part and down through the bight.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • A bight is first formed and an overhand knot made with the end around the standing part.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • Holding one end of his tape in his mouth, he passed the other end around Grandaddy's plump body.

    The Tale of Ferdinand Frog Arthur Scott Bailey

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