- not wound and therefore not running, as a spring-operated clock
- in poor physical condition, as from overwork; debilitated
- fallen into disrepair; dilapidated
Cindy's backyard is run down and neglected so she hired a landscape designer to fix it.
- The definition of run down is someone or something that is not looking good and that has become dilapidated or disheveled, often due to neglect.
- An example of run down is a person who has a cold and who looks tired and worn out.
- An example of run down is a house in foreclosure on which the owners haven't done any repairs for the last ten years.
- Run down means a detailed description or analysis of something.
When a senior tells a junior all about the teacher and the type of tests to expect, this is an example of a run down.
- This gives a run-down of their basic stats, abilities, and other information.
- It started out as a small 60's style run-down house with one bathroom, and we tore it down and rebuilt it as 3,600 square feet home with five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
- To get a run-down of your own state's current procedures as they apply to pregnancy leave, look for your state labor office website.
- You travel through some pretty disgusting, run-down buildings and other strange locations that have little or no light.
- Run-down, worn out heels ruin the look of the most expensive suit, as does an inappropriate handbag.