[ US /ˈɹənˈdaʊn/ ]
  1. having the spring unwound
    a run-down watch
  2. 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
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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.
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