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run sth down

specialized
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.
Translations of “run sth down”
in Chinese (Traditional) (較大的船)撞,撞上,撞沈(較小的船)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (较大的船)撞,撞上,撞沉(较小的船)…
(Definition of run sth down phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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