run down


General English

  • phrasal verb to go down quickly on foot
  • phrasal verb to stop working or go slower because of lack of power
  • phrasal verb to criticise someone
  • phrasal verb to reduce the quantity of something
  • phrasal verb to knock down with a vehicle


  • phrasal verb to slow down the business activities of a company before it is going to be closed

Information & Library Science

  • adjective
    (written as run-down)
    in poor condition
  • verb to reduce the amount of work done by a department or organisation
  • verb to criticise somebody aggressively


  • verb to move text from the end of one line to the beginning of the next line or from the bottom of one page to the top of the next page