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Definition of runaround noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

runaround

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈrʌnəraʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌnəraʊnd//
 
 
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Idioms
give somebody the runaround
 
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(informal) to treat somebody badly by not telling them the truth, or by not giving them the help or the information they need, and sending them somewhere else You know where she is, don’t you, but you’re just giving me the runaround.
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