Jump to navigation Jump to search
- (of a person) Tired and exhausted.
- (of a place) Decrepit.
- 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page xiii, Preface:
- In the Seventies the system was run-down and demoralised. Road transport was the future, the Underground was being 'managed for decline', and the system was filthier than the streets above.
- 2020 August 26, “Network News: Stations investment boosts regeneration, says report”, in Rail, page 17:
- Among its findings, the report says: "In recent years we have seen more stations transformed from run-down Victorian hulks, or spartan bus-sheltered platforms, into places that people can take pride in, feel comfortable in using, and which are fulfilling more of their wider potential.
- (of a clockwork mechanism) Having the spring unwound.
of a place: decrepit
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
run-down (plural run-downs)
- Alternative form of