- a concise summary or outline
- ⌂ Baseball the act of running down a base runner
- A point-by-point summary.
- Baseball A play in which a runner is trapped between bases and is pursued by fielders attempting to make the tag.
- a. In poor physical condition; weak or exhausted.b. Dirty and dilapidated: rundown housing projects.
- Unwound and not running: a run-down watch.
- A rough outline. Generally used in the definite, as the rundown.
- Could you give me the rundown on the new rules?
- (baseball) 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.
- Alternative form of run-down.
- To hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.
- He was run down while crossing the main road.
- To criticize someone or an organisation, often unfairly.
- Whatever the company says, the media is going to run them down.
- My sister is always running me down in front of my friends.
- Don't run yourself down so much!
- To find something or someone after searching for a long time.
- I finally managed to run down that report. I had filed it incorrectly.
- (intransitive) To lose power slowly. Used for a machine, battery, or other powered device.
- You need to wind up the clock every day so that it doesn't run down.
- If you don't switch off the car lights, you will run the battery down.
- To read quickly a list or other short text.
- Running down the list of suggestions, I can see three we can discard immediately.
- (UK) To reduce the size or stock levels of a business, often with a view to closure.
- The board of directors have decided to run down the stocks held in storage prior to offering the company for sale.
- In all transitive senses except that of “to read quickly", the object can come before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must come before the particle.