run down


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run down

the process of a motor or mechanism coming gradually to a standstill after the source of power is removed
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The Scots are most likely to get ill as a result of their work, while the Welsh are most likely to feel run down.
They will seek to run down the clock as far as possible before kicking.
As the driver was pulling out, he attempted to run down the employee, who jumped out of the way and was not struck.
It's then to the run down terminal building and quickly up and away.
Because of the software error, if a telephone call is automatically cut off because the battery has run down, the disconnection melody could possibly start to play loudly.
I'D like to respond to David J Chinnick's letter ("How can people run down the NHS?
If my father has been born to the aristocracy, instead of being a humble 'Cadbury' worker, I wouldn't have had to run down the Soho Road in fear of losing my job - or 51/2d out of my wage
Summary: A man will appear in court after two police officers were run down by a car during the riots.
Mason made a dashing run down the wing and Trafford hit the ball wide of the post.
Lynch made a great run down the right wing before crossing to McManus who controlled the ball on his chest before smashing the ball into the back of the net.
I'm thinking, I guess I can't run down the street in heels any more
A THUG jailed for nine years for callously trying to run down a policeman has been moved to a cushy low security prison after just a MONTH inside, The People can reveal.