Definitions for end run

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

end′ run`(n.)

  1. Also called end′ sweep`. a running play in football in which the ballcarrier attempts to outflank the defensive end.

    Category: Sport

  2. an indirect or evasive and expedient maneuver.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of end run:

1900–05, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. end run, sweep(noun)

    (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line

Wiktionary

  1. end run(Noun)

    A running play in American football in which the player carrying the ball attempts to avoid being tackled by evading the defending players from the opposing team

  2. end run(Noun)

    An attempt to avoid a difficult situation by transcending it without confronting it directly

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