runaround

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noun run·around \ˈrə-nə-ˌrau̇nd\

Definition of runaround

  1. 1 :  deceptive or delaying action especially in response to a request tired of getting the runaround

  2. 2 :  matter typeset in shortened measure to run around something (such as a cut)

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First Known Use of runaround

1915


Medical Dictionary

runaround

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noun run·around \ˈrən-ə-ˌrau̇nd\

Medical Definition of runaround

  1. :  a whitlow encircling a fingernail or toenail



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