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run·a·round

 (rŭn′ə-round′)
n.
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.

run•a•round

(ˈrʌn əˌraʊnd)

n.
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.
[1870–75]
Translations

runaround

[ˈrʌnəraʊnd] N to give sb the runaroundtraer a algn al retortero

runaround

run-around [ˈrʌnəraʊnd] n
to give sb the runaround → faire courir qn
He gave me the run-around → Il m'a fait courir.

runaround

[ˈrʌnəˌraʊnd] n (fam) to give sb the runaroundfar girare a vuoto qn
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