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Synonyms for run down

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creaky, decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    weak, infirm, abandoned, bedraggled, weakly, debile, rickety, woebegone, tumble-down, tatterdemalion, neglectful, run-down, remiss, rheumatoid, screaky, creaky, ramshackle, deserted, rheumy, decrepit, arthritic, delinquent, broken-down, rheumatic, dilapidated, flea-bitten, feeble, woeful, derelict, sapless

    Antonyms:
    functioning, new

  2. run-down(verb)

    having the spring unwound

    "a run-down watch"

    Synonyms:
    derelict, woebegone, flea-bitten, creaky, decrepit

    Antonyms:
    new, functioning

  3. run down, check out(verb)

    trace

    "We are running down a few tips"

    Synonyms:
    run over, conk out, play out, scan, go over, feel out, skim, check into, sap, poop out, run out, check, check over, peter out, exhaust, glance over, check out, suss out, rake, check up on, cheque, sound out, look into, tire

    Antonyms:
    new, functioning

  4. run down(verb)

    move downward

    "The water ran down"

    Synonyms:
    play out, tire, glance over, peter out, exhaust, rake, run over, scan, conk out, check out, skim, poop out, sap, run out

    Antonyms:
    new, functioning

  5. run down, run over(verb)

    injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle

    Synonyms:
    run over, conk out, play out, scan, skim, sap, overflow, poop out, run out, brim over, peter out, exhaust, glance over, overrun, check out, rake, well over, tire

    Antonyms:
    new, functioning

  6. poop out, peter out, run down, run out, conk out(verb)

    use up all one's strength and energy and stop working

    "At the end of the march, I pooped out"

    Synonyms:
    fizzle out, run over, conk out, play out, run off, scan, give way, die, bolt, beetle off, skim, break down, poop out, fizzle, bolt out, break, run out, drain, fail, peter out, exhaust, glance over, check out, rake, give out, sap, expire, spill, go, taper off, go bad, tire

    Antonyms:
    functioning, new

  7. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down(verb)

    examine hastily

    "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

    Synonyms:
    plane, run over, conk out, play out, scan, graze, sap, skim off, skim, skitter, crease, poop out, run out, peter out, exhaust, glance over, check out, cream, rake, cream off, read, skip, skim over, tire

    Antonyms:
    new, functioning

  8. run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tire(verb)

    deplete

    "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"

    Synonyms:
    sap, exhaust, eat up, play out, expel, wash up, eat, release, glance over, beat, tire, run over, wear out, rake, pall, tire out, peter out, use up, bore, tucker out, conk out, run out, jade, scan, run through, wear upon, wipe out, outwear, skim, discharge, weary, tucker, wear down, poop out, fatigue, eject, consume, check out, deplete, fag out, wear

    Antonyms:
    functioning, new

  9. run down(verb)

    pursue until captured

    "They ran down the fugitive"

    Synonyms:
    play out, tire, glance over, peter out, exhaust, rake, run over, scan, conk out, check out, skim, poop out, sap, run out

    Antonyms:
    functioning, new

Wiktionary

  1. run down(verb)

    Synonyms:
    run over, knock down

  2. run down(verb)

    Synonyms:
    demean, berate, put down

  3. run down(verb)

    Synonyms:
    track down

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. run down

    Synonyms:
    catch by chasing

  2. run down

    Synonyms:
    run against and sink

  3. run down

    Synonyms:
    crush, overthrow, overbear

  4. run down

    Synonyms:
    decry, disparage, depreciate, condemn, traduce, cry down

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. run down

    Synonyms:
    decline, deteriorate, decry, belittle, disparage, derogate

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#180read
#272check
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#1763die
#1838skip
#2636fail
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#2728eat
#2851beat
#2990cream
#3956scan
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#11904bore
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#13640consume
#17574rheumatoid
#19657rake
#19799weary
#20573deserted
#21084delinquent
#21801weakly
#26237skim
#27307eject
#29367crease
#30720overrun
#31313feeble
#35671rheumatic
#35818pall
#41031expel
#44435derelict
#47400graze
#54532dilapidated
#58852infirm
#60914deplete
#61919arthritic
#70794decrepit
#72426fizzle
#76852remiss
#77165woeful
#81924rickety
#86679demean
#98447ramshackle
#101223creaky
#116298berate
#120040neglectful
#154287bedraggled
#162209outwear
#188629skitter
#271548debile
#295809woebegone

How to use run down in a sentence?

  1. Patrick Lynch:

    Weve had police officers trying to stop looters and theyve been knocked down, theyve been run down, and some of them have almost been shot down. Thats exactly whats happening on the street, watch the video, watchthe security cameras, venture in and see what happens.

  2. Joerg Junhold:

    Unlike other organizations, we cannot just run down our operations, our animals must be fed and looked after.

  3. Nico Rosberg:

    With the new start situation, and we're having to do everything ourselves now, there's a lot more opportunity tomorrow even at the start, on the run down to turn five here it is possible to overtake so my hopes are for sure still alive.

  4. Richard Cantor:

    Paparazzi couldn’t just run down to photograph or ask for an interview.

  5. Jonathan Cunliffe:

    12 million people out of the total population of 26 million need food assistance now and this number will continue to increase, there is no doubt food stocks have been run down. In Aden there is virtually nothing left. Wheat prices have quadrupled across the country. There is no purchasing power.

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