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run down something

phrasal verb with run  us   /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran  /ræn/ , past participle run)
  • (EXAMINE)

to ​look at, ​examine, ​think of, or ​deal with a set of things, esp. ​quickly: The ​safetyinspector ran down the ​list of ​hazardspresent in a ​transitsystem.

run down something

phrasal verb with run  us   /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran  /ræn/ , past participle run)
  • (FIND)

to ​learn the ​facts about something after ​searching for them: The ​police are running down several ​leadsrelated to the ​crime.
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