Definition Of rundown


(especially of a building or area) in a poor or neglected state after having been prosperous.

a run-down, vandalized inner-city area

a reduction in the productivity or activities of a company or institution.

a rundown in the business would be a devastating blow to the local economy

an analysis or summary of something by a knowledgeable person.

he gave his teammates a rundown on the opposition

an attempt by two or more fielders to tag out a base runner who is trapped between two bases.

he was caught in a rundown and tagged out by the shortstop

tired and somewhat unwell, especially through overwork.

feeling tired and generally run-down

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Example Of rundown

  • A Tafe marine lecturer ave the interested visitors a rundown on the crayfish industry such as the best spot to catch crayfish and how crayfish cost.

  • Britain is recruiting far and wide to prop up its rundown national health system, from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China, and the Philippines.

  • Deptford has won £12m to improve a rundown health centre, through a new Public Private Partnership.

  • Every kind of business, from rundown corner markets to the Gucci storefront on South Peters Street, has been looted.

  • Film producers were the first to notice the rundown part of the city.

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