from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Football A play in which the ball carrier attempts to run around one end of the defensive line.
  • n. Informal A maneuver in which impediments are bypassed, often by deceit or trickery: made an end run around the departmental finance officer in order to increase the budget.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A running play in American football in which the player carrying the ball attempts to avoid being tackled by evading the defending players from the opposing team
  • n. An attempt to avoid a difficult situation by transcending it without confronting it directly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line


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