end run

noun

Definition of end run

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a football play in which the ballcarrier attempts to run wide around the end of the line specifically : sweep sense 3e
2 : an evasive trick or maneuver made an end run around the regulations

end-run

verb
\ ˈend-ˌrən How to pronounce end-run (audio) \
end-ran; end-running; end-runs

Definition of end-run (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to avoid artfully end-running the law

Examples of end run in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Trump did that as an end run around Congress, which wasn’t sending him enough money to spend on a border wall. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 20 July 2022 So, thwarted by the apes, AMC did an end run around them. Jason Zweig, WSJ, 26 Aug. 2022 And there was Lalo, recording evidence for Don Eladio (Steven Bauer) of Gus' planned end run around the cartel. Dan Snierson, EW.com, 12 July 2022 Two presidents, wily and profane, tried an end run around democracy. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2022 Two presidents, wily and profane, tried an end run around democracy. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2022 Two presidents, wily and profane, tried an end run around democracy. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 28 June 2022 But to others, the effort was a sly end run that avoided consideration of whether the project was needed at all. Ivan Penn, New York Times, 31 May 2022 Despite the defeat of MGB's outpatient expansion, Massachusetts House Speaker Ron Mariano, a Democrat, said the state’s cost-control model needs strengthening to prevent hospitals from making an end run around it. Harris Meyer, Fortune, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of end run

Noun

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1952, in the meaning defined above

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12 Sep 2022

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“End run.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20run. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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