run down

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To reduce the size or stock levels of a business, often with a view to closure.
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The board of directors have decided to run down the stocks held in storage prior to offering the company for sale.

Submitted on August 09, 2009

Additional definitions for 'run down':

run downTo hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.
run downTo criticize someone or an organisation, often unfairly.
run downTo find something or someone after searching for a long time.
run downTo lose power slowly. Used for a machine, battery, or other powered device.
run downTo read quickly a list or other short text.
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