rundown

play
noun run·down \ˈrən-ˌdau̇n\

Definition of rundown

  1. 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. 2 :  an item-by-item report or review :  summary

Examples of rundown in a Sentence

  1. They gave us a rundown on the main points of the news.

  2. a rundown of our public services

  3. He was caught in a rundown.

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First Known Use of rundown

1908


RUNDOWN Defined for English Language Learners

rundown

play
noun

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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