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noun [usually S] uk   /ˈrʌn.daʊn/ us  

rundown noun [usually S] (REPORT)

a detailed report: Here's a rundown on/of the activities of our ten biggest competitors.

rundown noun [usually S] (REDUCTION)

a reduction in the size or quality of something: the general run-down of the army
Translations of “rundown”
in Russian краткое изложение…
in Turkish kısa açıklama, özet, rapor…
in Polish raport, sprawozdanie…
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