runaround

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From the phrasal verb run around.

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runaround (plural runarounds)

  1. An evasive explanation in the form of multiple excuses.
  2. A detour or route that bypasses an obstacle.
  3. (printing) A section of type that is narrower than that of the column it is part of; typically next to an illustration.
  4. A whitlow running around the fingernail but not affecting the bone.

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