run down (2)
Meaning: If you run somebody down, you criticize them and tell them they're no good.Synonym: criticize, put down
- run sb down If the manager is angry about something, he runs everyone in the office down. No matter what they do, he criticizes them.
- run sb down Just ignore Jenny. She runs everyone down like that when she's in a bad mood.
Larry is always running his brother Ken down. No matter what Ken does, Larry says