[ US /ˈɹənˈdaʊn/ ]
having the spring unwound
a run-down watch
worn and broken down by hard use
a woebegone old shack
a flea-bitten sofa
a creaky shack
a run-down neighborhood
a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape
How To Use run-down In A Sentence
- Had such a nice time, it was really charming in a slightly run-down way and on a beautiful little lake called Stoney Lake. AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR
- In spite of the run-down facilities, the ma-and-pop owners and the friendliest and most approachable people in Hong Kong.
- With a screeching halt, the driver stepped on the brake just in front of the run-down apartment building that Adrian now called home.
- He began to slow down as his surroundings began to grow more familiar, and soon he found that his feet had taken him home, to the small, run-down apartment building where he and Lyra lived.
- Apart from still being extremely tired and run-down, there is also so much to be done.
- Everyone in this line looks tired, run-down, and much too old.
- There is a rather run-down amusement park with roller-coasters, a tower restaurant, and a dolphinarium presently under reconstruction.
- Hell, viruses could replicate all the livelong day inside the run-down motel that is my body as long as they didn't produce any symptoms.
- There is no escape from violence in either sphere, no pastoral alternative to the bleakness of the run-down city.
- Rachel is napping on her couch in the middle of her run-down apartment.