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English verb: run down

1. run down (social) trace


SamplesWe are running down a few tips.


Synonymscheck out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act on, follow up on, pursue

2. run down (motion) move downward


SamplesThe water ran down.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)course, feed, flow, run

3. run down (body) injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle


Synonymsrun over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)injure, wound

4. run down (body) use up all one's strength and energy and stop working


SamplesAt the end of the march, I pooped out.


Synonymsconk out, peter out, poop out, run out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)fatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary

5. run down (perception) examine hastily


SamplesShe scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi.


Synonymsglance over, rake, scan, skim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)examine, see

6. run down (possession) deplete


SamplesExhaust one's savings.
We quickly played out our strength.


Synonymsexhaust, play out, sap, tire


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out


Verb groupplay out

7. run down (motion) pursue until captured


SamplesThey ran down the fugitive.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail









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