run down

run down ( down)

     v 1: trace; "We are running down a few tips" [syn: check out]
     2: move downward; "The water ran down"
     3: injure or kill by running over, as with a car [syn: {run
     4: use up all one's strength and energy and stop working; "At
        the end of the march, I pooped out" [syn: poop out, {peter
        out}, run out, conk out]
     5: examine hastily [syn: scan, skim, rake, glance over]
     6: deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our
        strength" [syn: exhaust, play out, sap, tire]
     7: pursue until captured: "They ran down the fugitive"