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end-run

(ĕnd′rŭn′)
tr.v. end-ran (-răn′), end-run, end-run·ning, end-runs
Informal To bypass (an impediment) often by deceit or trickery.
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Such allies provide crucial intelligence of inter-departmental debates, enabling Cheney to make end-runs around the bureaucracy and head off opposing views at key meetings.
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Others are looking to use the marketplace for end-runs around the laws' limitations.