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Meaning of word run down from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

run down   verb

Meaning : Trace.

Example : We are running down a few tips.

Synonyms : check out

Meaning : Move downward.

Example : The water ran down.

Meaning : Injure or kill by knocking (someone or something) down and passing over the body, as with a vehicle.

Synonyms : run over

Meaning : Use up all one's strength and energy and stop working.

Example : At the end of the march, I pooped out.

Synonyms : conk out, peter out, poop out, run out

Meaning : Examine hastily.

Example : She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi.

Synonyms : glance over, rake, scan, skim

Meaning : Deplete.

Example : Exhaust one's savings.
We quickly played out our strength.

Synonyms : exhaust, play out, sap, tire

Meaning : Pursue until captured.

Example : They ran down the fugitive.