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.
Recent Examples of rundown from the Web
The two men, locked in adjoining single-occupancy metal cages like animals in a rundown zoo, have very different perspectives on their fates.
Mark Joseph Stern at Slate has the latest rundown on how swiftly Neil Gorsuch has established himself as the most insufferable omadhaun to sit on the Supreme Court since Roger Taney bought the plantation in 1864.
The Chronicle's rundown of the Houston ISD candidates can be found here, as can its preview of the Houston Community College race.
BridgeND president Christian McGrew kicks things off with a quick rundown of four key principles that should guide discussion at the event: respect, open-mindedness, civility, and courage.
On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert offered a quick rundown of various abuses of language committed by none other than Ivanka Trump.
The village’s rundown school and a smattering of rice paddies sit across the road from thousands of acres of bamboo huts covered by black tarp, a safe harbor for the refugees fleeing ethnic violence in Burma.
The 32-year-old actress appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night and gave Jimmy the rundown on how her daughter's been handling Wonder Woman's popularity.
The intruder and another man in a hooded sweatshirt left, possibly in an old dark vehicle, in rundown condition.
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First Known Use of rundown
Synonymsabstract, breviary, brief, capsule, conspectus, digest, encapsulation, epitome, inventory, outline, précis, recap, recapitulation, résumé (or resume also resumé), roundup, summary, run-through, sum, summa, summarization, summing-up, sum-up, synopsis, wrap-up
Related Wordsabbreviation, abridgment (or abridgement), compend, compendium, condensation, curtailment, shortening; simplification, streamlining; rehash, reprise; conclusion, epilogue (also epilog)
Near Antonymsamplification, enlargement, expansion; addendum, supplement
First Known Use of run-down
Synonymsbeat-up, bombed-out, dilapidated, dog-eared, down-at-the-heels (or down-at-heel also down-at-the-heel or down-at-heels), dumpy, grungy, mangy, mean, miserable, moth-eaten, neglected, ratty, run-down, scrubby, scruffy, seedy, sleazy, tacky, tatterdemalion, tatty, threadbare, timeworn, tumbledown
Antonymshale, healthful, healthy, sound, well, whole, wholesome
Related Wordsabandoned, uncared-for, unkept; desolate, forlorn, godforsaken; broken-down, decrepit, tired, worn-out; bedraggled, dingy, ragged, tattered; decaying, deteriorated, deteriorating, rackety, ramshackle, rattletrap, rickety, tumbledown; broken, damaged, destroyed, harmed, hurt, impaired, injured, ruined, wrecked
Near Antonymsbrand-new, fresh, new; cared-for, kept-up, maintained; mended, patched, rebuilt, reconstructed; smart, spiffy, spruce
Definition of run down
- the clock ran down
Examples of run down in a Sentence
finally ran down the answer after hours of research
constantly running down the city's cultural life won't do anything to improve it
Recent Examples of run down from the Web
Now imagine seeing one of them in a swimsuit, running down a stretch of Bubblaine in the Seaside Kingdom.
That means ratcheting up the exclusivity factor by making just 275 of the Project One, which has a fin running down the middle and reaches a top speed of 350 kilometers per hour (220 mph).
As time ran down with the Packers up 35-31, that meant that Salyers was the winner.
The suspect then ran down Burgundy Street towards Tupelo Street.
The senior first broke a 52-yard run down the sidelines.
Tears stared running down the face of Tommy’s wife.
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies included a spinning hypnotic wheel and men in masks running down the aisles.
With the clock running down on St. Augustine’s win over Cathedral Catholic, the announcer introduced a Dons substitution that brought the crowd on both sides to its feet, cheering.
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First Known Use of run down
run down Synonyms
Synonymsascertain, 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, find, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn up
Antonymsmiss, overlook, pass over
Related Wordsespy, sight, spot; look for, search (for or out), seek
Near Antonymslose, mislay, misplace, misset
RUNDOWN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rundown for English Language Learners
: 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
RUNDOWN Defined for Kids
Definition of run-down for Students
- a run-down farm
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