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runs circles around

phrase
variants: or runs rings around
present tense third-person singular of run circles around

Synonyms & Antonyms of runs circles around

1 to be greater, better, or stronger than
  • When it came to cooking, he ran circles around the rest of his family.

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“Runs circles around.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/runs%20circles%20around. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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