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Translation of rundown in Spanish:


American English: /ˈrənˌdaʊn/
British English: /ˈrʌndaʊn/
  • 1 (summary) 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) a rundown of staff
    una reducción de personal or (Spain tb) 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.

also: run-down adjective

American English: /ˈrənˌdaʊn/
British English: /rʌnˈdaʊn/
  • 1 (tired, sickly) (usually predicative) to be/feel run-down
    estar/sentirse cansado or débil
    to look run-down
    tener mala cara
    Example sentences
    • I've said more than once in the last few months that I've been feeling tired and run-down and, now that things may be coming to a head, I thought I'd write a little bit more about what has been going on.
    • Those times I find myself ready to snap at my son for nothing, feeling run-down and tired, overwhelmed.
    • Apart from still being extremely tired and run-down, there is also so much to be done.
  • 2 (dilapidated)
    venido a menos
    en decadencia
    the whole place has a run-down air
    el lugar tiene aspecto de abandono
    Example sentences
    • Four of Manchester's communities want the chance to transform neglected and run-down park areas into something everyone in the community can enjoy.
    • Dispersal means refugees get dumped in run-down housing areas with no proper facilities and support.
    • The organisation specialises in lending for neglected properties, run-down buildings which can be renovated or converted for new use and energy-efficient new homes built ecologically.
  • 3 (worn out)
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