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To hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.

He was run down while crossing the main road.

Additional definitions for 'run down':

run downTo criticize someone or an organisation, often unfairly.
run downTo find something or someone after searching for a long time.
run downTo lose power slowly. Used for a machine, battery, or other powered device.
run downTo read quickly a list or other short text.
run downTo reduce the size or stock levels of a business, often with a view to closure.
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