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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Football A play in which the ball carrier attempts to run around one end of the defensive line.
  • noun Informal A maneuver in which impediments are bypassed, often by a clever stratagem or deceit.

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  • noun 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
  • noun informal, by extension 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.

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

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