Origin of run-down
Examples from the Web for run-down
Let's put people back to work rebuilding vacant homes in run-down neighborhoods.Full Text and Video of President Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address|Justin Green|February 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Washed out campaign posters of President Mohammed Morsi still hang on run-down buildings around the Sharqeyya governorate.
In 1970, the Green Lantern and Green Arrow put their powers aside and loaded themselves into a run-down pickup truck.Green Lantern Going Gay to Help Boost Stagnant Comic Book Business|Alex Klein|June 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
You enter the building and are walked up to what looks like a run-down orphanage.
This will cause battery to be in a run-down condition and cause failure to start engine.The Automobile Storage Battery|O. A. Witte
In her run-down state she would be just the sort of person to go down with fever.The Rebellion of Margaret|Geraldine Mockler
The run-down farm was a hopeless sideline that supported the family.God's Green Country|Ethel M. Chapman
Though in your run-down condition you ought to have at least six.The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass|Allen Chapman
Larry Walsh slowly climbed the stairs of a house near the waterfront, in a run-down quarter of old New York.The Best Short Stories of 1917|Various