[ verb ] use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
"At the end of the march, I pooped out"
Used in print(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
Occasionally , when he had an unusual flower that he wanted more of he did ; but pansy seeds , he told me , soon `` run_down '' .(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)
I was ready to jump but when Ma said she 'd get the whisky it surprised him like it surprised me , and he ran_down .
[ verb ] move downward
"The water ran down"
Used in print(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)
Muffling an exclamation , Russ sprang to the nearest steps and ran_down .
[ verb ] examine hastily
"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
Used in print(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
Before midnight he speeded his heart , resumed normal breathing , ran_down his check_list , uncurled and sat_up .
[ verb ] pursue until captured
: "They ran down the fugitive"