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run someone down

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run someone down

verb phrase

To disparage; denigrate; bad-mouth: He's your pal, so I won't run him down (1668+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • “Those people in that speed boat last night meant to run someone down,” she said with assurance.

    Green Eyes Roy J. Snell

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