[ ruhn-uh-round ]
/ ˈrʌn əˌraʊnd /
indecisive or evasive treatment, especially in response to a request: Ask for a raise and he'll give you the runaround.
Printing. an arrangement of type in which several lines are set in narrower measure than the others in a column to accommodate an illustration, initial, or the like.
Origin of runaround
1870–75, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase run around
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Word Origin and History for runaround
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Idioms and Phrases with runaround
see get the runaround.
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