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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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No, it doesn't refer to houses that are more than a bit run down - however, it does mean your house could be making you feel run down.
There is no doubt food stocks have been run down," said Jonathan Cunliffe, the IMC Yemen country director.
KUWAIT, Nov 19 (KUNA) -- MPs' inquiries into issues such as demolishing run down schools, evicting bachelors from families populated areas, and corruption in the state's Oil Ministry were answered by ministers during the complementary session of the National Assembly here Wednesday.
The result is the West Rhyl we now have with high unemployment and run down property.
If my father had 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
We choose a long run down the Schwartzer Glacier down into Zermatt Switzerland.
Speaking before the meeting Llanelli mayor Mr Lemon said: "In my view, and in the view of many people living in Llanelli, we've been systematically run down as an industrial town.
Summary: Mark Sluszny has broken a different sort of 100 metre record- he set a new best time for a vertical run down the side of a building.
I made a bet with ["The Help" director Tate Taylor] that if Obama was elected, I would run down the street naked.
I remember occasions when his security lights came on at night and he would run down shouting with his gun.
I tried to run down the hill and he fired another one, and when I'd run down the corner he went off in the car.
Any rigorous inquiry would firmly establish that the hospital was continuously run down by the Greater Glasgow Health Board in all the years of the Labour/Lib Dem Scottish Executive with its tacit support and an expectation that it would eventually become non-viable and could be transferred to RAH in Paisley.