Definition of runaround
1 : deceptive or delaying action especially in response to a request tired of getting the runaround
2 : matter typeset in shortened measure to run around something (such as a cut)
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Bohne said the project’s opponents encountered either unresponsive ears or were given the runaround.
Complaining that Apple doesn’t make a cheap, bargain basement MacBook is like moaning that BMW doesn’t make a $6000 runaround.
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Medical Definition of runaround
: a whitlow encircling a fingernail or toenail
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