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run·down

 (rŭn′doun′)
n.
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 (rŭn′doun′)
1.
a. In poor physical condition; weak or exhausted.
b. Dirty and dilapidated: rundown housing projects.
2. Unwound and not running: a run-down watch.

run′-down′



adj.
1. fatigued; exhausted.
2. in poor health.
3. in neglected or dilapidated condition.
4. (of a clock, watch, etc.) not running because it is unwound.
[1675–85]

run•down

(ˈrʌnˌdaʊn)

n.
1. a short summary.
2. Baseball. pursuit of a runner caught between bases by two or more players of the opposing team.
[1905–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.run-down - 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"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
2.run-down - having the spring unwound; "a run-down watch"
malfunctioning, nonfunctional - not performing or able to perform its regular function; "a malfunctioning valve"

run-down

rundown
adjective
noun
1. summary, review, briefing, résumé, outline, sketch, run-through, synopsis, recap (informal), précis Here's a rundown of the options
Translations

run-down

[ˈrʌnˈdaʊn] ADJ [battery] → agotado, gastado; [car battery] → descargado; [building] → destartalado, ruinoso; [organization] → en decadencia; [health] → debilitado
to be run-down [person] → estar pachucho, no encontrarse bien

run-down

adj
(= dilapidated)heruntergekommen
(= tired)abgespannt
(= inefficient) industry, serviceheruntergekommen; batteryleer

run-down

[ˈrʌnˌdaʊn]
1. adj (person) → debilitato/a; (building) → fatiscente, in rovina
2. n
a. (Brit) (of industry) → riduzione f graduale dell'attività di
b. to give sb a run-down on sth (fam) → mettere qn al corrente di qc

run-down

adj debilitado, decaído, agotado
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