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Example sentences from the Web for rundown
Akin retiterated this sentiment about his perceived Democratic war on women during his Daily Rundown segment this morning.It Sounds Like Todd Akin Only Wants to Talk About Rape|Gideon Resnick|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The quarters and work areas were too small for both of us, and after he gave me the rundown I wanted to get started on my own.How I’ll End the War: My First Week Back in Afghanistan|Nick Willard|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Additional film credits include The Rundown, The Kingdom, Hancock, Battleship, and the upcoming Cocaine Cowboys.
And by this logic, operatives said, MSNBC is OK, so long as candidates stick to Morning Joe or The Daily Rundown.GOP in the Lions’ Den: Why Do Republicans Talk to Liberal Media?|David Freedlander|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Here, a rundown of the most interesting facts and figures from the 2013 Oscar nominations.
At the supper table he was as mum as a rundown clock; just set in his chair and looked at Mrs. Badger.Cape Cod Stories|Joseph C. Lincoln
But he was in a dreadfully exhausted and rundown condition—nearly starved indeed.The Angel|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Greg drove from the rundown district faster than the law allowed.Cancer World|Harry Warner
Then her glance swept him swiftly from bared head to rundown heel.Overland Red|Henry Herbert Knibbs
Between mouthfuls, the two older people gave him a rundown on the morning's mishaps.Make Mine Homogenized|Rick Raphael
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.