Definition of "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)
  • To cause or allow (an engine, battery, etc) to lose power gradually and cease to function or (of an engine, battery, etc) to do this (verb)

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.

  • To decline or reduce in number or size (verb)
  • To tire, sap the strength of, or exhaust (verb)
  • To criticize adversely; denigrate; decry (verb)
  • To hit and knock to the ground with a moving vehicle (verb)
  • To collide with and cause to sink (verb)
  • To navigate so as to move parallel to (a coast) (verb)
  • To pursue and find or capture (verb)
  • To read swiftly or perfunctorily (verb)
  • Tired; exhausted (adjective)
  • Worn-out, shabby, or dilapidated (adjective)
  • A brief review, résumé, or summary (noun)
  • The process of a motor or mechanism coming gradually to a standstill after the source of power is removed (noun)
  • A reduction in number or size (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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:"