Football.. Also called end sweep, sweep. a running play in which the ball-carrier attempts to outflank the defensive end.
An attempt to avoid or evade higher authority by acting outside authorized channels: McLarty gave Shalala a dressing down about doing end runs around the White House
: Special interests have found new ways to end-run our system/ the label chiefs would no longer be allowed to end-run Morgado (1950s+ fr football)
Evasive action, as in The new department head was making an end run around the old hands who opposed her appointment. This term comes from American football, where it denotes an offensive play in which the ball carrier runs around one end of the opposing team’s line. [ Mid-1900s ]
[end] /ɛnd/ noun 1. the last part or extremity, lengthwise, of anything that is longer than it is wide or broad: the end of a street; the end of a rope. 2. a point, line, or limitation that indicates the full extent, degree, etc., of something; limit; bounds: kindness without end; to walk from end […]
[end-sheyk] /ˈɛndˌʃeɪk/ noun, Horology. 1. the free longitudinal movement of arbors or the like between bearings.
noun, Bookbinding. 1. . [end-pey-per] /ˈɛndˌpeɪ pər/ noun, Bookbinding. 1. a sheet of paper, often distinctively colored or ornamented, folded vertically once to form two leaves, one of which is pasted flat to the inside of the front or back cover of a book, with the other pasted to the inside edge of the first […]
[end-stopt] /ˈɛndˌstɒpt/ adjective, Prosody. 1. (of a line of verse) ending at the end of a syntactic unit that is usually followed by a pause in speaking and a punctuation mark in writing. adjective 1. (of verse) having a pause at the end of each line