end run

noun

Definition of end run

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

First Known Use of end run

1902


end-run

verb \ ˈend-ˌrən \

Definition of end-run

transitive verb
:to avoid artfully
  • end-running the law

First Known Use of end-run

1952


END RUN Defined for English Language Learners

end run

noun

Definition of end run for English Language Learners

  • American football : a play in which the player carrying the ball tries to run around the line of defensive players


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