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Definition 1: use up all one's strength and energy and stop working - [verb of body]

Samples where run down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • At the end of the march, I pooped out

Synonyms for run down in the sense of this definition

(run down is a kind of ...) lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

"I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"

Definition 2: injure or kill by knocking (someone or something) down and passing over the body, as with a vehicle - [verb of body]

Synonyms for run down in the sense of this definition

(run down is a kind of ...) cause injuries or bodily harm to

Definition 3: pursue until captured - [verb of motion]

Samples where run down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They ran down the fugitive

(run down is a kind of ...) go after with the intent to catch

"The policeman chased the mugger down the alley" "the dog chased the rabbit"

Definition 4: move downward - [verb of motion]

Samples where run down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The water ran down

(run down is a kind of ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

Definition 5: examine hastily - [verb of perception]

Samples where run down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi

Synonyms for run down in the sense of this definition

(run down is a kind of ...) observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

"The customs agent examined the baggage" "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"

Definition 6: deplete - [verb of possession]

Samples where run down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • exhaust one's savings
  • We quickly played out our strength

Synonyms for run down in the sense of this definition

(run down is a kind of ...) use up (resources or materials)

"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

(run down has a similar meaning as ...) become spent or exhausted

"The champion's strength played out fast"

Samples where run down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We are running down a few tips

Synonyms for run down in the sense of this definition

(run down is a kind of ...) carry further or advance

"Can you act on this matter soon?"

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