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1. Informal Deception, usually in the form of evasive excuses.
2. Printing Type set in a column narrower than the body of the text, as on either side of a picture.
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1. an indecisive or evasive response: He gave me the runaround.
2. Print. an arrangement of type in which several lines are set in narrower measure than the others in a column to accommodate an illustration, initial, or the like.
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
runaroundrun-around [ˈrʌnəraʊnd] n
to give sb the runaround → faire courir qn
He gave me the run-around → Il m'a fait courir.
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