end run
noun Date: 1902 1. a football play in which the ballcarrier attempts to run wide around the end of the line; specifically sweep 3e 2. an evasive trick or maneuver <
made an end run around the regulations
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  • end-run — (ĕndʹrŭn ) tr.v. end ·ran, ( răn ) end ·run·ning, end ·runs Informal. To bypass (an impediment) often by deceit or trickery: “The plan to end run the... Senate committee ran into instant resistance” (Peter Goldman). * * * …   Universalium

  • end run — end′ run n. 1) spo Also called end′ sweep . a running play in football in which the ballcarrier attempts to outflank the defensive end 2) cvb inf an indirect or evasive and expedient maneuver • Etymology: 1900–05, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • end run — n. 1. Football SWEEP (n. 16) 2. an attempt to bypass red tape, opposition, etc …   English World dictionary

  • end run — noun (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line • Syn: ↑sweep • Topics: ↑American football, ↑American football game • Hypernyms: ↑run, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • end-run — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: end run, noun : to avoid artfully deliberately end running the rules * * * end run, 1. Football. a play in which the ball carrier tries to advance the ball by circling one end of the defensive line. 2. U.S.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • end run — {n.} A football play in which a back tries to run around one end of the opponent s line. * /Smith s end run scored the winning touchdown./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • end run — {n.} A football play in which a back tries to run around one end of the opponent s line. * /Smith s end run scored the winning touchdown./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • end\ run — noun A football play in which a back tries to run around one end of the opponent s line. Smith s end run scored the winning touchdown …   Словарь американских идиом

  • end run — noun 1》 American Football an attempt by the ball carrier to run around the end of the defensive line. 2》 N. Amer. an evasive tactic. verb (end run) N. Amer. evade …   English new terms dictionary

  • end run — 1. Football. Also called end sweep, sweep. a running play in which the ball carrier attempts to outflank the defensive end. 2. Informal. a. an evasive or diversionary maneuver. b. an attempt to surmount a difficulty without confronting it… …   Universalium

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