Definitions for run down
creaky, decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone(adj)
worn and broken down by hard use
"a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"
having the spring unwound
"a run-down watch"
run down, check out(verb)
"We are running down a few tips"
"The water ran down"
run down, run over(verb)
injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle
poop out, peter out, run down, run out, conk out(verb)
use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
"At the end of the march, I pooped out"
scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down(verb)
"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tire(verb)
"exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"
pursue until captured
"They ran down the fugitive"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to hit with a vehicle
A speeding car ran him down.
You're always running him down.
To hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.
To criticize someone or an organisation, often unfairly.
To find something or someone after searching for a long time.
To lose power slowly. Used for a machine, battery, or other powered device.
To read quickly a list or other short text.
To reduce the size or stock levels of a business, often with a view to closure.
Translations for run down
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of a clock, battery etc) to finish working
My watch has run down; – it needs rewinding.
- يَتَوَقَّف عن العَمَلArabic
- pararPortuguese (BR)
- zastavit seCzech
- gå i stå; løbe udDanish
- σταματώ να λειτουργώGreek
- از کار ایستادنFarsi
- tyhjentyä, pysähtyäFinnish
- धक्का मारकर गिरानाHindi
- istrošiti seCroatian
- lejár; kimerülHungarian
- hætta að ganga, stöðvastIcelandic
- 작동을 멈추다Korean
- sustoti, išsektiLithuanian
- (par pulksteni) apstāties; (par bateriju) izbeigtiesLatvian
- tidak bergerakMalay
- være utbrukt/utgåttNorwegian
- wyczerpać sięPolish
- از کار ایستادنPersian
- له کار څخه ودریدلPashto
- a distruge, a epuizaRomanian
- zastaviť saSlovak
- ustaviti seSlovenian
- pokvariti seSerbian
- stanna, ta slutSwedish
- (鐘)不走，(電池)沒電Chinese (Trad.)
- گھڑی کا مکمل طور سے بند ہو جاناUrdu
- 停止走动，用完Chinese (Simp.)
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