Difficult or awkward treatment, especially in which someone is evasive or avoids a question: the times he got the runaround looking for work
More example sentences
- Fair Go (TV1, Wednesday, 7.30 pm) is back for its 27th year to help out Kiwis who have been ripped off, short-changed or given the runaround.
- He asked the US government agencies and got the runaround.
- But they ended up being given the runaround for seven days because Salford council didn't know whether it was their job to remove the vandalism at Barr Hill on Bolton Road, or the government's.
Definition of runaround in:
- The British & World English dictionary