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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUNDOWN

Greg drove from the rundown district faster than the law allowed.

Then her glance swept him swiftly from bared head to rundown heel.

But he was in a dreadfully exhausted and rundown condition—nearly starved indeed.

Between mouthfuls, the two older people gave him a rundown on the morning's mishaps.

A northerner passing a rundown looking place in the South, stopped to chat with the farmer.

At the supper table he was as mum as a rundown clock; just set in his chair and looked at Mrs. Badger.

WORD ORIGIN

in baseball, 1908, from verbal phrase, from run (v.) + down (adv.). Meaning "list of entries in a horse race and the odds" is from 1935; slang generalized sense of "summary, account, list of information or facts" is from 1945.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RUNDOWN

briefing

nounpreparation by informing of facts
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