Synonyms of run down


1. summation, summing up, rundown, summary, sum-up

usage: a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)


1. run down, check out, pursue, follow up on, act on

usage: trace; "We are running down a few tips"

2. run down, run, flow, feed, course

usage: move downward; "The water ran down"

3. run down, run over, injure, wound

usage: injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle

4. poop out, peter out, run down, run out, conk out, tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade

usage: use up all one's strength and energy and stop working; "At the end of the march, I pooped out"

5. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down, examine, see

usage: examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

6. run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tire, consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out

usage: deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"

7. run down, chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track

usage: pursue until captured; "They ran down the fugitive"


1. creaky, decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone, worn (vs. new)

usage: worn and broken down by hard use; "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"

2. run-down, malfunctioning (vs. functioning), nonfunctional

usage: having the spring unwound; "a run-down watch"

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