run down

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

run down

verb

Definition of RUN DOWN

1
to come upon after searching, study, or effort <finally ran down the answer after hours of research>
Synonyms ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find out, get, hit (on or upon), hunt (down or up), learn, locate, nose out, root (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn up
Related Words espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for or out), seek
Near Antonyms lose, mislay, misplace, misset
2
to express scornfully one's low opinion of <constantly running down the city's cultural life won't do anything to improve it>
Antonyms acclaim, applaud, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise

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