Synonyms for run-down


1. summation, summing up, rundown, summary, sum-up
usage: a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)


1. run down, check out, pursue, follow up on, act on
usage: trace; "We are running down a few tips"
2. run down, run, flow, feed, course
usage: move downward; "The water ran down"
3. run down, run over, injure, wound
usage: injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle
4. poop out, peter out, run down, run out, conk out, tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade
usage: use up all one's strength and energy and stop working; "At the end of the march, I pooped out"
5. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down, examine, see
usage: examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
6. run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tire, consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out
usage: deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"
7. run down, chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track
usage: pursue until captured; "They ran down the fugitive"


1. creaky, decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone, worn (vs. new)
usage: worn and broken down by hard use; "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"
2. run-down, malfunctioning (vs. functioning), nonfunctional
usage: having the spring unwound; "a run-down watch"
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