run down

Definitions of run down
  1. verb
    injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle
    synonyms: run over
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    type of:
    injure, wound
    cause injuries or bodily harm to
  2. verb
    pursue until captured
    “They ran down the fugitive”
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    type of:
    chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail
    go after with the intent to catch
  3. verb
    trace
    “We are running down a few tips”
    synonyms: check out
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    type of:
    act on, follow up on, pursue
    carry further or advance
  4. verb
    deplete
    synonyms: exhaust, play out, sap, tire
    play out
    become spent or exhausted
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    type of:
    consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out
    use up (resources or materials)
  5. verb
    use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
    synonyms: conk out, peter out, poop out, run out
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    type of:
    fatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary
    lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
  6. verb
    move downward
    “The water ran down
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    type of:
    course, feed, flow, run
    move along, of liquids
  7. verb
    examine hastily
    synonyms: glance over, rake, scan, skim
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    type of:
    examine, see
    observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
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