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English definition of “run sth down”

run sth down

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verb uk phrasal verb with run   /rʌn/ (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run) us  
If a large ship runs down a smaller one, it hits it.Accidents involving vehiclesHitting against objects accidentally and colliding
(Definition of run sth down phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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