run down

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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.

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

Don't run yourself down so much!.

To read quickly a list or other short text

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

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.

To lose power slowly. Used for a machine, battery, or other powered device

If you don't switch off the car lights, you will run the battery down.

A played used by fielders to tag out a runner caught between bases
trace; "We are running down a few tips"
dilapidated, ramshackle; exhausted, weakened
If someone runs down an amount of something, they reduce it or allow it to decrease. But the survey also revealed firms were running down stocks instead of making new products
trace; "We are running down a few tips
move downward; "The water ran down"
If a machine or device runs down, it gradually loses power or works more slowly. The batteries are running down. see also run-down
pursue until captured; "They ran down the fugitive"
Same as retrieve
use up all one's strength and energy and stop working; "At the end of the march, I pooped out"
If a vehicle or its driver runs someone down, the vehicle hits them and injures them. Lozano claimed that motorcycle driver Clement Lloyd was trying to run him down. = knock down, run over
criticize; run over, hit with a vehicle; chase and capture; become exhausted; make less valuable
examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
n to cease to operate because of the exhaustion of motive power The radio isn't working because the batteries have run down We need to buy some more batteries
deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"
injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle pursue until captured; "They ran down the fugitive"
If people run down an industry or an organization, they deliberately reduce its size or the amount of work that it does. The government is cynically running down Sweden's welfare system
injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle
If you run people or things down, you criticize them strongly. He last night denounced the British `genius for running ourselves down'. that chap who was running down state schools
run down the clock
To waste time at the end of a match such that it is terminated by running out of time
tired and exhausted
having the spring unwound
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.

Old and in bad repair
be run down
be depressed, be sad, be in bad spirits
If someone is run-down, they are tired or slightly ill. times when you are feeling tired and run-down
If you give someone a run-down of a group of things or a run-down on something, you give them details about it. Here's a rundown of the options
A run-down building or area is in very poor condition. one of the most run-down areas in Scotland. a run-down block of flats
Occurs when a runner is caught between two bases, and a member of the defensive team has the ball in a position where the runner cannot get by him or her to safely reach the base Therefore, the runner turns around and runs in the opposite direction The fielders try to "trap" the runner by running at him or her and throwing the ball back and forth until they can apply a tag to the runner
The term used to mean that one does not need a full title search to a parcel of property, but rather a search limited to the time the current owner has had title to the property Usually used when refinancing a property to determine if any encumbrances have been placed on the property since the date of acquisition of the property When doing a run-down, the searcher generally relies on back title to the property
having the spring unwound; "a run-down watch"
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"
having the spring unwound; "a run-down watch
When the run-down of an industry or organization takes place, its size or the amount of work that it does is reduced. the impetus behind the rundown of the coal industry
When a baserunner gets caught between bases by the fielders
A run-down place of business is not as active as it used to be or does not have many customers. a run-down slate quarry
{i} quick review, synopsis, brief summary; reduction
A rough outline. Generally used in the definite, as the rundown
a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)
Türkisch - Englisch

Definition von run down im Türkisch Englisch wörterbuch

run someone down
(deyim) run down
run down