runaround Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “runaround” in the English Dictionary

"runaround" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈrʌn.ə.raʊnd/
give sb the runaround to ​refuse to ​help someone, ​sending them to someone or ​somewhereelse to get ​help: I'm ​trying to get a new ​visa, but the ​embassystaffkeep giving me the runaround.
(Definition of runaround from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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runaroundnoun [U]

 us   /ˈrʌn·əˌrɑʊnd/
a ​series of ​actions or ​answers to ​questions that ​prevent someone from ​achieving something: He ​expected to get the runaround, but ​surprisingly, the ​storeoffered him a ​refund.
(Definition of runaround from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “runaround”
in Chinese (Simplified) 忙碌, 奔忙…
in Turkish koşuşturmak, çok meşgul olmak, yapacak çok işi olmak…
in Russian суетиться, бегать туда-сюда…
in Chinese (Traditional) 忙碌, 奔忙…
in Polish biegać (w kółko)…
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