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  1. summation, summing up, rundownnoun

    a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)


  1. rundownnoun

    A rough outline. Generally used in the definite, as the rundown.

    Could you give me the rundown on the new rules?

  2. rundownnoun

    A defensive play in which the runner is caught between two fielders, who steadily converge to tag the runner out.

    Smith is caught in a rundown, but Jones will come around to score.


  1. Rundown

    A rundown, informally known as a pickle, is a situation in the game of baseball that occurs when the baserunner is stranded between two bases and is in jeopardy of being tagged out. When the base runner attempts to advance to the next base, he is cut off by the defensive player who has a live ball and attempts to return to his previous base before being tagged out. As he is doing this, the defenseman throws the ball past the base runner to the previous base, forcing him to reverse directions again. This is repeated until the runner is put out or reaches a base safely. If the runner safely returns to his original base, the defense is not charged with an error. However, if the defense allows the runner to advance to the next base in order, then the defense is charged with an error. A rundown can be escaped if either a fielder makes a throwing error, the runner manages to get around the fielder without running out of the baseline, or the runner manages to sneak by the fielder without the ball while the other fielder involved has the ball and there is no other fielder involved to cover at the runner's destination base. The word rundown in sports broadcasting has overtaken the word pickle throughout the years. Pickle is moreso used to describe the children's yard game where two fielders must tag the runner before the runner reaches a base or objective, which, although a fundamental part of baseball, is a game in and of itself. The use of the term "pickle" originated with the phrase "in a pickle", which means to be in a pickling situation.


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rundown in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rundown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of rundown in a Sentence

  1. Ross McEwan:

    Until we've gone through and worked through the sale or rundown of these businesses, and also had good consultation with our unions and our staff, there is no number.

  2. Joe Votel:

    My command psychologist always comes in and gives me a rundown on the things that are happening in the command, and things that she is seeing, the last question she always asks is, 'And how are you doing?' And then we have a little discussion about me.

  3. Mark Nalesnik:

    He was just a little rundown from being out like that for several days.

  4. Jerry Torre:

    I look back at the strength and I admire that — they had less than nothing left — they endured living in a rundown mansion that was unsanitary, frankly, and what do I think of it? I’m very proud of them, I was very proud of them, call them what they are, they were artists, they could have been called anything, but they were very devoted to each other.

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