紫星~* asked in 社會與文化語言 · 7 years ago

請問一句英文run down在這的意思是?

The south side of town is pretty run down.

這邊的run down意思是說這個城市的人減少嗎?

有查字典但無法確定是那一個意思

Update:

原來是破爛or荒廢的意思,那這邊就是形容詞的用法了,

謝謝解答,之後在選最佳答案為你

(剛一直想說pretty是形容詞,你說了我才發現這個是副詞)QQ

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  • 7 years ago
    Best 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.

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  • 7 years ago

    這題是非常難的。所以昨晚我一看到,就贊兩點,表示:「我也想知道答案。」

    2012-11-25 09:12:00 補充:

    Princess 26535:

    So, are you living in Beverly Hills now since part of Bel-Air has bee “run-down?”

  • 7 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.

  • 7 years ago

    Good one DSG.!!!!

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