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To read quickly a list or other short text.

Running down the list of suggestions, I can see three we can discard immediately.


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To hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.

He was run down while crossing the main road.


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To find something or someone after searching for a long time.

I finally managed to run down that report. I had filed it incorrectly.


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To criticize someone or an organisation, often unfairly.

Don't run yourself down so much!


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To lose power slowly. Used for a machine, battery, or other powered device.

If you don't switch off the car lights, you will run the battery down.


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To reduce the size or stock levels of a business, often with a view to closure.

The board of directors have decided to run down the stocks held in storage prior to offering the company for sale.


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