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English definition of “run down something”

run down something

(EXAMINE) phrasal verb with run    /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran  /ræn/, past participle run)
to look at, examine, think of, or deal with a set of things, esp. quickly: The safety inspector ran down the list of hazards present in a transit system.
(Definition of run down something (EXAMINE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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