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Noun: rundown  'rún,dawn
  1. (law) a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)
    - summation, summing up
  2. A sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    - outline, synopsis, abstract, précis
Verb: run down  rún dawn
  1. Trace
    "We are running down a few tips";
    - check out
  2. Move downward
    "The water ran down"
  3. Injure or kill by knocking (someone or something) down and passing over the body, as with a vehicle
    - run over
  4. Use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
    - poop out [N. Amer, informal], peter out, run out, conk out [informal]
  5. Examine hastily
    "She ran down the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi";
    - scan, skim, rake, glance over
  6. Deplete, exhaust or weaken
    "run down one's savings";
    - exhaust, play out, sap, tire
  7. Pursue until captured
    "They ran down the fugitive"
Adjective: run-down  ,rún'dawn
  1. Worn and broken down by hard use
    "a run-down neighbourhood";
    - creaky, decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, woebegone
  2. Having the spring unwound
    "a run-down watch"

Derived forms: running down, run down, ran down, runs down, rundowns

See also: malfunctioning, nonfunctional, worn

Type of: act on, chase, chase after, consume, course, deplete, dog, eat, eat up, examine, exhaust, fatigue, feed, flow, follow up on, give chase, go after, injure, jade, pall, pursue, run, run through, see, summary, sum-up, tag, tail, tire, track, trail, use up, weary, wipe out, wound, wrap-up

Encyclopedia: Rundown

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