Definition of Run Down in English :

Define Run Down in English

Run Down meaning in English

Meaning of Run Down in English

Pronunciation of Run Down in English

Run Down pronunciation in English

Pronounce Run Down in English

Run Down

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1. check out, run down


Example Sentences:
'We are running down a few tips'

2. run down

move downward

Example Sentences:
'The water ran down'

3. run down, run over

injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle

4. conk out, peter out, poop out, run down, run out

use up all one's strength and energy and stop working

Example Sentences:
'At the end of the march, I pooped out'

5. glance over, rake, run down, scan, skim

examine hastily

Example Sentences:
'She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi'

6. exhaust, play out, run down, sap, tire


Example Sentences:
'exhaust one's savings'
'We quickly played out our strength'

7. run down

pursue until captured

Example Sentences:
'They ran down the fugitive'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Run Down

see synonyms of run down
verb (mainly adverb)
to cause or allow (an engine, battery, etc) to lose power gradually and cease to function or (of an engine, battery, etc) to do this
to decline or reduce in number or size
the firm ran down its sales force
3. (tr, usually passive)
to tire, sap the strength of, or exhaust
he was thoroughly run down and needed a holiday
4. (transitive)
to criticize adversely; denigrate; decry
5. (transitive)
to hit and knock to the ground with a moving vehicle
6. nautical
a. (transitive)
to collide with and cause to sink
b. (intr, preposition)
to navigate so as to move parallel to (a coast)
7. (transitive)
to pursue and find or capture
to run down a fugitive
8. (transitive)
to read swiftly or perfunctorily
he ran down their list of complaints
adjective run-down
tired; exhausted
worn-out, shabby, or dilapidated
noun rundown
a brief review, résumé, or summary
the process of a motor or mechanism coming gradually to a standstill after the source of power is removed
a reduction in number or size
1. informal
tired or slightly ill
times when you are feeling tired and run-down
in very poor condition; neglected
one of the most run-down areas of the city
a run-down block of flats
(of a business) less successful than it was previously
He bought a run-down television station.
a run-down slate quarry

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Run Down

see synonyms of run down
to cease to run, or stop operating, as a mechanical device, through lack of power
to run, ride, or drive against so as to knock down
to pursue and capture or kill
to search out the source of
to speak of slightingly or injuriously; disparage
to lessen or lower in worth, quality, etc.; make or become run-down
to read through rapidly
8.  US, Baseball
to catch and tag (a base runner trapped between two bases)
not wound and therefore not running, as a spring-operated clock
in poor physical condition, as from overwork; debilitated
fallen into disrepair; dilapidated

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Run Down

see synonyms of run down
1. A point-by-point summary.
2. Baseball A play in which a runner is trapped between bases and is pursued by fielders attempting to make the tag.
adj. also run-down (rŭndoun)
a. In poor physical condition; weak or exhausted.
b. Dirty and dilapidated: rundown housing projects.
2. Unwound and not running: a run-down watch.

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