Definition of run-down adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌrʌn ˈdaʊn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrʌn ˈdaʊn//
    Poor health, How a building looks, Being ill
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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 a rather run-down part of town See related entries: How a building looks
  2. 2(of a business, etc.) not as busy or as active as it used to be run-down transport services
  3. 3[not before noun] (of a person) tired or slightly ill/sick, especially from working hard to be run-down She got very run-down working such long hours. See related entries: Poor health, Being ill
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: run-down