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.
Recent Examples of rundown from the Web
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Eduardo Escobar and Eddie Rosario cut the gap in half with run-scoring hits in the seventh, but Rosario was caught in a rundown to end the threat.
The Federal Reserve on Thursday released its detailed rundown of U.S. financial accounts.
Ted-Ed gives a rundown of some of the more notable attempts to subvert these laws.
Here’s that rundown … OF Manuel Margot (right calf)
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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
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