The south side of town is pretty run down.
- DaSaGwaLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
"run down" is better to used as "run-down". It means "shabby" (破舊), "dilapidated" (颓垝).
2012-11-24 08:40:19 補充：
It is Thanksgiving Day, so I take it easy on myself.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, master Jim and 26535! How is the black Friday doing for you?
2012-11-24 08:41:10 補充：
yes, it is used as an adjective in this case, that is why you don't write it as "run down", but "run-down".
2012-11-24 09:09:02 補充：
By the way, it can also mean "to knock down", for example:
A pedestrian got run down by a vehicle.
2012-11-24 09:11:28 補充：
or to capture or to chase, for example:
The policeman ran down the suspects
to disparage, for example:
Don't run her down, she is very talented.
2012-11-24 09:12:06 補充：
These are just a few examples, there are more meanings for "run down", you shall base upon the context to see what it really means.
2012-11-24 09:13:08 補充：
I give you these examples, so you would NOT think "run down" only has the meaning in your questioned sentence.Source(s): self
- 8 years ago
2012-11-25 09:12:00 補充：
So, are you living in Beverly Hills now since part of Bel-Air has bee “run-down?”
- prisoner26535Lv 78 years ago
Too easy for melon dude indeed.
2012-11-24 09:26:19 補充：
I hate Black Fridays - they make me broke....
Any spare changes for a poor princess?
2012-11-24 11:36:06 補充：
Orange - this question is too easy for me - I came from run-down part of Bel Air and I know how it feels to drive Mercedes when everyone else drives Bentleys.
- Jim-歸鄉樂Lv 78 years ago
Good one DSG.!!!!