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English definition of “run sb/sth down”

run sb/sth down

(HIT) phrasal verb with run     /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
to hit and injure a person or animal with a vehicle , especially intentionally : Two masked men on motorbikes tried to run me down.Accidents involving vehiclesHitting against objects accidentally and colliding
(Definition of run sb/sth down (HIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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