Rundown meaning

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A point-by-point summary.
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(baseball) A play in which a runner is trapped between bases and is pursued by fielders attempting to make the tag.
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To hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.

He was run down while crossing the main road.

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A concise summary or outline.
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Unwound and not running.

A run-down watch.

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(baseball) The act of running down a base runner.
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A rough outline. Generally used in the definite, as the rundown.

Could you give me the rundown on the new rules?

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(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.

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Alternative form of run-down.
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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!

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To find something or someone after searching for a long time.

I finally managed to run down that report. I had filed it incorrectly.

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(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.

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To read quickly a list or other short text.

Running down the list of suggestions, I can see three we can discard immediately.

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(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.

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