run sb/sth down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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run sb/sth down

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

run sb/sth down (CRITICIZE)

C1 informal to ​criticize someone or something, often ​unfairly: He's always ​running himself down.

run sb/sth down (HIT)

to ​hit and ​injure a ​person or ​animal with a ​vehicle, ​especiallyintentionally: Two ​masked men on ​motorbikestried to ​run me down.

run sb/sth down (FIND)

to ​find someone or something after ​following or ​searching for him, her, or it for a ​longtime: I ​finallyran Mr ​Green down in/to a ​house in the ​country.
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