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run|down
run|down «RUHN DOWN», noun.
Informal. an account; summary: »

a rundown of the week's news. The speaker gave a brief rundown on his career.

run-down «adjective. RUHN DOWN; noun. RUHN DOWN», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. tired; sick: »

If you are generally “run-down,” ask your doctor about preventive measures against respiratory infections (Time).

2. falling to pieces; partly ruined: »

a run-down building.

3. that has stopped going or working.
–n.
1. Baseball. the attempt to tag out a base runner caught off base between two players.
2. decrease; decline: »

... a run-down in the labor force due to rapid mechanization (Wall Street Journal).

[< run down, idiom]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • run down — {v.} (stress on down ) 1. To crash against and knock down or sink. * /Jack rode his bicycle too fast and almost ran down his little brother./ * /It was so foggy that the steamship almost ran down a small boat leaving port./ Compare: RUN INTO(3a) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run down — {v.} (stress on down ) 1. To crash against and knock down or sink. * /Jack rode his bicycle too fast and almost ran down his little brother./ * /It was so foggy that the steamship almost ran down a small boat leaving port./ Compare: RUN INTO(3a) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run-down — ˈrun down adjective PROPERTY a building or area that is run down is in very bad condition: • We have a contract to renovate five run down apartment buildings. * * * Ⅰ. run down UK US (also rundown) /ˌrʌnˈdaʊn/ adjective ► PROPERTY …   Financial and business terms

  • run-down — /run down /, adj. 1. fatigued; weary; exhausted. 2. in a state of poor health: He was in a run down condition from months of overwork. 3. in neglected condition; fallen into disrepair: a run down house. 4. (of a spring operated device) not… …   Universalium

  • run down — index brutalize, decrease, defame, degenerate, denigrate, deplete, depreciate, derogate, diminish …   Law dictionary

  • run down — UK US run down Phrasal Verb with run({{}}/rʌn/ verb (running, ran, run) ► to gradually end an organization s, industry s, etc. operations: be run down »The country s nuclear industry is being run down. run sth down »The president had promised to… …   Financial and business terms

  • run down — verb a) To hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them. He was run down while crossing the main road. b) To criticize someone or an organisation, often unfairly. Whatever the company says, the media is going to run them down.… …   Wiktionary

  • run-down — {adj.} (stress on run ) In poor health or condition; weak or needing much work. * /Grandma caught a cold because she was very run down from loss of sleep./ * /The houses near the center of the city get more run down every year./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run-down — {adj.} (stress on run ) In poor health or condition; weak or needing much work. * /Grandma caught a cold because she was very run down from loss of sleep./ * /The houses near the center of the city get more run down every year./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run down — phr verb Run down is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑battery, ↑chill, ↑corridor, ↑perspiration, ↑sweat, ↑tear Run down is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ball, ↑flight, ↑industry, ↑stair, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • run-down — adj. Run down is used with these nouns: ↑building, ↑estate, ↑neighbourhood, ↑shack, ↑shopping centre, ↑state, ↑tenement …   Collocations dictionary


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