run down

Primary Meanings of run down

1.
v
injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle
2.
v
pursue until captured
3.
v
deplete
4.
v
move downward
5.
v
examine hastily
Full Definitions of run down
1

v injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle

Synonyms:
run over
Type of:
injure, wound
cause injuries or bodily harm to
2

v pursue until captured

“They ran down the fugitive”
Type of:
chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail
go after with the intent to catch

v trace

“We are running down a few tips”
Synonyms:
check out
Type of:
act on, follow up on, pursue
carry further or advance
3

v deplete

Synonyms:
exhaust, play out, sap, tire
play out
become spent or exhausted
Type of:
consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out
use up (resources or materials)

v use up all one's strength and energy and stop working

Synonyms:
conk out, peter out, poop out, run out
Type of:
fatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary
lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
4

v move downward

“The water ran down
Type of:
course, feed, flow, run
move along, of liquids
5

v examine hastily

Synonyms:
glance over, rake, scan, skim
Type of:
examine, see
observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

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