rundown
noun Date: 1908 1. a play in baseball in which a base runner who is caught off base is chased by two or more opposing players who throw the ball from one to another in an attempt to tag the runner out 2. a item-by-item report or review ; summary

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  • rundown — (n.) in baseball sense, first recorded 1908, from RUN (Cf. run) (v.) + DOWN (Cf. down) (adv.). Meaning list of entries in a horse race and the odds is from 1935; slang sense of summary, account, list of information or facts is from 1945 …   Etymology dictionary

  • rundown — [n] summary briefing, outline, précis, recap*, recapitulation, report, résumé, review, run through, sketch, synopsis; concept 283 …   New thesaurus

  • rundown — ► NOUN ▪ a brief analysis or summary. ► ADJECTIVE (run down) 1) in a poor or neglected state. 2) tired and rather unwell, especially through overwork …   English terms dictionary

  • rundown — [run′doun΄] n. 1. a concise summary or outline ☆ 2. Baseball the act of running down a base runner …   English World dictionary

  • rundown — UK [ˈrʌnˌdaʊn] / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms rundown : singular rundown plural rundowns 1) a short description or explanation of something rundown of: Can you give us a rundown of the main points? 2) British a reduction in… …   English dictionary

  • rundown — A summary of the amount and prices of a serial bond issue that is still available for purchase. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * rundown run‧down [ˈrʌndaʊn] noun [singular] 1. a quick report or explanation of an idea, situation etc: rundown… …   Financial and business terms

  • rundown — run|down [ˈrʌndaun] n [singular] 1.) the process of making a business or industry smaller and less important rundown of ▪ the rundown of British Steel s activities in Scotland 2.) a quick report or explanation of an idea, situation etc rundown on …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rundown — 1. noun a) A rough outline. Generally used in the definite, as the rundown. Could you give me the rundown on the new rules? b) A defensive play in which the runner is caught between two fielders, who steadily converge to tag the runner out. Smith …   Wiktionary

  • rundown — n. summary to give smb. a rundown * * * to give smb. a rundown …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rundown — run|down [ rʌn,daun ] noun count usually singular 1. ) a short report: rundown of: Can you give us a rundown of the main points? 2. ) BRITISH a reduction in size or quality …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rundown — noun (countable usually singular) 1 a quick report or explanation of an idea, situation etc: give sb a rundown on: Someone give Charlie a quick rundown on what we ve done so far. 2 (singular) the process of making a business or industry smaller… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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