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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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"Almost being run down by a car and then peltedwith tatties does not come into the category of hospitality" Grantown is not a big place, and no doubt members of the community will know the identity of the village idiots responsible for an incident which left two holidaymakers very upset and one of them injured.
He said: "It is the height of irresponsibility to allow the clock to run down to such an extent.
Event 2 -- Run Down & Run Back Relay: A student runs down to the end line and runs back to tag his or her teammate.
HEBRON, August 30, 2018 (WAFA) -- The Israeli army ordered on Thursday a Palestinian family in the old town of the southern West Bank city of Hebron to stop repair work on its run down house, according to sources at the city's Palestinian Reconstruction Commission.
Director Polly Findlay's pacy production puts great import on time, and designer Fly Davis accommodates this with a digital clock, constantly in view and set to run down for two hours precisely after the murder of the wheelchair-bound King Duncan (David Acton).
"A person tried to run down two soldiers from the 93rd Mountain Artillery Regiment in Varces, for unknown reasons," a source close to the investigation said.
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.