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English definition of “run sb/sth down”

run sb/sth down

(FIND) phrasal verb with run     /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
to find someone or something after following or searching for them or it for a long time: I finally ran Mr Green down in/to a house in the country.Finding and discovering
(Definition of run sb/sth down (FIND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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