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run·down

run-down

 
pronunciation:
ruhn daUn
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in poor condition.
The run-down house looked better after a fresh coat of paint.
synonyms:
feeble, frail, sickly
similar words:
broken, unhealthy
definition 2: tired or weak.
The run-down girl recovered after a week at the beach.
synonyms:
drained, exhausted, fatigued, tired, worn-out
similar words:
beat, weary
definition 3: not in proper working order.
This run-down car needs new brakes, a radiator, and a muffler.
synonyms:
dilapidated
similar words:
broken, rickety, shabby
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