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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 safety inspector ran down the list of hazards present in a transit system.

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 leads related to the crime.
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