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Origin of rundown
Definition for rundown (2 of 2)
Origin of run-down
Example sentences from the Web for rundown
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
Clad in a blue, striped button-down, a silver watch adorning his left wrist, Huckabee beams on the cover.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Everybody is trapped in an elevator together and tempers run a little hot.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Using standard methods, the cost of printing DNA could run upwards of a billion dollars or more, depending on the strand.
That article noted that the F-35 does not currently have the ability to down-link live video to ground troops,.
Then there was Wee Wo,—he was a little Chinese chap, and we used to send him down the chimneys to open front doors for us.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for rundown
verb (mainly adverb)
- (tr) to collide with and cause to sink
- (intr, preposition) to navigate so as to move parallel to (a coast)
Idioms and Phrases with rundown
Stop because of lack of power or force, as in The alarm clock finally ran down. [Mid-1700s]
Make or be tired, cause to decline or be declined in health or vigor, as in His long illness ran him down, leaving him with no energy, or After that huge assignment his strength ran down. [First half of 1800s]
Collide with and knock over, as in The speeding motorist ran down a pedestrian. [Second half of 1500s]
Chase and capture, as in Police detectives ran down the suspects. [Second half of 1600s]
Trace the source of, as in She ran down all the references at the library.
Disparage, as in Don't run him down, he's a talented actor. [Second half of 1600s] Also see put down, def. 4.
Also, run one's eyes over. Look over, review, as in Let's run down the membership list again and see if we can pick a delegate, or She ran her eyes over the crowd, looking for her husband.
In baseball, tag out a runner between bases, as in We might have won but in the last inning they ran down two of our runners.