- Informal a series of evasive excuses, deceptions, delays, etc.: usually in get (or give) the runaround
- Printing an arrangement of type in shorter lines than the rest of the text, as around an illustration
- Informal Deception, usually in the form of evasive excuses.
- Printing Type set in a column narrower than the body of the text, as on either side of a picture.
From the phrasal verb run around