Simple Definition of rundown
: a quick report about the main parts of something
: a gradual reduction in the size of a business, activity, etc.
baseball : a play in which a runner is chased by two or more opposing players who throw the ball to each other in an attempt to tag the runner out
Full Definition of rundown
1 : a play in baseball in which a base runner who is caught off base is chased by two or more opposing players who throw the ball from one to another in an attempt to tag the runner out
2 : an item-by-item report or review : summary
Examples of rundown in a sentence
They gave us a rundown on the main points of the news.
a rundown of our public services
He was caught in a rundown.
First Known Use of rundown
Rhymes with rundown
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