run-down or or run down (ˌrʌnˈdaʊn)
- (informal) tired or slightly ill
⇒ ■ times when you are feeling tired and run-down
- in very poor condition; neglected
⇒ ■ one of the most run-down areas of the city,
⇒ ■ a run-down block of flats
- (of a business) less successful than it was previously
⇒ ■ He bought a run-down television station.,
⇒ ■ a run-down slate quarry
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, below par
, under the weather (informal)
, out of condition
Example Sentences Including 'run-down'
About run-down , dirty, unswept rooms in damp, unpleasant houses, in which she had lost the occasional battle on a greasy sofa.
Emerald stared in wonder at the shabby, run-down room, for it was more than she ever expected.
Neeta seemed delighted with this turn of events, giggling and leading the way to the run-down encampment.