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Translation of rundown in Spanish:


  • 1 (summary) resumen (masculine) give me a rundown on the situation ponme al corriente de la situación
    Example sentences
    • In typical ‘This Is Your Life’ style, he gave a rundown on Mary's life and times and many others spoke, taking trips down memory lane.
    • Our David turned out to be a well informed man who, while in a traffic jam between Jersualem and Tel Aviv, gave me a rundown on the composition of the Knesset and why they had 121 deputies.
    • I haven't been able to turn on the shouting heads shows lately without seeing something about it, and I just heard a rundown on NPR this morning.
  • 2 (reduction) reducción (feminine) a rundown of staff una reducción de personal or (in Spain also/en España también) de plantilla the planned rundown of the department la racionalización del departamento que se está planeando
    Example sentences
    • The rundown of essential services, particularly health care, have been a source of ongoing resentment and anger throughout the area.
    • It was phenomenal that the city was able to turn itself round in such a short space of time, bearing in mind the dramatic rundown in industry.
    • If doctors and nurses go from the rural sector then farmers and workers will follow, and that will mean a run-down of our productive sector.

adjective/adjetivo (run-down)

  • 1 (tired, sickly) (usually predicative/generalmente predicativo) to be/feel run-down estar*/sentirse* cansado or débil to look run-down tener* mala cara
  • 2 (dilapidated) [district/hotel] venido a menos, en decadencia the whole place has a run-down air el lugar tiene aspecto de abandono
  • 3 (worn out) [battery] descargado

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