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end around

noun, Football.
a play on offense in which an end, after running into the backfield, takes a handoff and attempts to run around the opposite end of the line.
Origin of end around
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Their master takes a rope a few feet long, and ties one end around Pinny's neck, and the other around Tip's.

  • He tied the rope around his neck, he tied the other end around a beam, and he went to sleep.

  • To keep this cork, tie one end of a string around it and the other end around the barrel.

  • The engineer did as requested, and Jim slipped the rope's end around one of the log joists and tied it securely.

    Frontier Boys in Frisco Wyn Roosevelt
  • Then he fixed the noose up in good shape, tied the other end around a limb and waited.

    The Boy Scouts of Bob's Hill Charles Pierce Burton
  • Then lead the end around back of the standing part and down through the bight.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • Then he took out a halter and tied it fast to James' neck and wrapped the other end around his hand.

  • But just as the contest was coming to an end around Weed's Hill, it suddenly commenced on the north side of the cemetery.

    The Boys of '61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • Bandy-legs had been wise enough to wrap the end around a beam that projected from the flooring of the bridge.

    Afloat on the Flood Lawrence J. Leslie
  • It may be necessary to use the wood on end around the vent tubes and posts as in Fig. 234, to get that part of the cover level.

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