Definition of "rundown" [rundown]

  • A point-by-point summary. (noun)
  • Baseball A play in which a runner is trapped between bases and is pursued by fielders attempting to make the tag. (noun)
  • In poor physical condition; weak or exhausted. (adjective)
  • Dirty and dilapidated: rundown housing projects. (adjective)
  • Unwound and not running: a run-down watch. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rundown" in a sentence
  • "Is this the same guy that supports giving over 2 million dollars to some bar owner so he can run some bar in rundown Downtown Aurora?"
  • "And in a rundown, even though A.J. was going back to second, the rule of obstruction during a rundown is he gets his next advanced base and that's why he was rewarded third base."
  • "Here's a rundown from the German papers on the Iraq escalation votes:"