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giving the run around

  • as inprocrastinate
  • as instymie
  • as infoil
  • as infrustrate
  • as inhedge
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Synonyms for giving the run around

verb delay, put off doing
  • dawdle
  • hesitate
  • adjourn
  • cool
  • dally
  • defer
  • drag
  • goldbrick
  • lag
  • linger
  • loiter
  • pause
  • poke
  • postpone
  • prolong
  • protract
  • retard
  • stall
  • stay
  • suspend
  • tarry
  • temporize
  • wait
  • be dilatory
  • drag one's feet
  • give the run around
  • hang fire
  • hold off
  • let slide
  • play a waiting game
  • play for time
  • shilly-shally

Antonyms for giving the run around

  • abbreviate
  • advance
  • carry out
  • complete
  • continue
  • do
  • expedite
  • finish
  • forge
  • forward
  • further
  • go
  • hasten
  • help
  • hurry
  • leave
  • persist
  • push
  • rush
  • shorten
  • accelerate
  • go ahead
  • quicken
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to giving the run around

equivocate

verb. avoid an issue

foil

verb. circumvent, nip in the bud

frustrate

verb. thwart, disappoint

hedge

verb. avoid, dodge

procrastinate

verb. delay, put off doing

stymie

verb. frustrate, hinder
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.