Definitions for run down
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word 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"
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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
New York is the only city in the world where you can get deliberately run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian.
J. Jonah Jameson Hoffman, run down to the patent office and market the name Green Goblin. I want a quarter every time someone says it.
It would stimulate demand for housing. But these are not temporary measures to run down inventory, they are part of a long-term urbanization.
It's a good start for sure, starting on pole, it's going to be a long run down to turn one so it's going to be an exciting battle and then I'm sure we have a good race car.
These oil exporters are getting more defensive. They're probably reducing their equity exposure and moving to more liquid investments such as U.S. Treasuries in anticipation that they might need to run down their reserves.
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