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- adjective of a person
- adjective of a place
- adjective of a clockwork mechanism Having the
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective having the spring unwound
- adjective worn and broken down by hard use
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The old blue Oldsmobile in which they sat had been payment to Vin for a debt owed, and as run-down and ugly as it looked, it was the perfect getaway car since it was built for speed.
In Saturday's Post, pop music critic Chris Richards wrote about the "secret jazz" of Washington's noisy, run-down Metro escalators.
Dozens of run-down warehouses or empty lots were soon plastered with building permits.
The former workhouse in the Fitzrovia neighborhood — most recently part of a hospital that closed in 2005 — is one of hundreds of run-down Georgian and Victorian buildings that Londoners pass without a second glance.
I pull up to Barney's "triple-decker," a somewhat run-down example of the three-floored apartment buildings that make up much of Boston's older housing stock.
And much of it was trucked to Mr. Coyne's rock-crushing operation behind a tall gray fence in a run-down industrial section of Newark.
They meet to have anonymous, no-strings-attached sex in a mostly unfurnished, run-down apartment.
It gives a run-down of the schematics and expectations people should have for the game as follows:
The desolation, she continued, evokes certain things for certain audiences—"the opposite of luxury, the opposite of color, the opposite of comfort"—and creates a charged dynamic with the settings in the story-telling, such as a kitchen in Thomas's run-down home, a small-town cheesecake shop, and a dance hall.
Vigoda was a hit as a run-down, mopey, and almost retired detective.