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Definition of run-down adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a building or place) in very bad condition; that has not been taken care of synonym neglected run-down inner-city areas
  2. 2[not before noun] (of a person) tired or slightly sick, especially from working hard to be run-down
  3. 3(of a business, etc.) not as busy or as active as it used to be run-down transportation services
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: run-down