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  • s  worn and broken down by hard use
    a run-down neighborhood
  • s  having the spring unwound
    a run-down watch

  • It's a damp, cold November night in the run-down Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois.
  • For 15 months he shared a small room with two chain smokers in a run-down hotel that housed some 400 other asylum seekers.
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  • Weirdest Scandal Ever: Foreign Knights Invade America
    When Politico gave its usual run-down of the morning’s hot topics in health care on Wednesday, one extra special blurb caught my colleague Michael Cannon’s eye.
    June 14, 2013 - Cato Institute
  • Historic YWCA building to become boutique hotel
    PASADENA-The run-down historic YWCA building, which the city bought for $8.3 million through eminent domain in 2012, is set to be converted into a 150-room boutique hotel by San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
    June 12, 2013 - Pasadena Star-News
  • Breathing life into Adrian's run-down buildings
    Adrian city leaders are discussing an ordinance that could potentially increase property values and bring new life to run-down buildings. The goal is to get vacant buildings and homes cleaned up in the downtown Adrian area.
    June 11, 2013 - Toledo News Now

  • Charles Schumer in USA Today
    To think that men and women are serving their country in the most honorable and courageous way possible and all we give them is a dilapidated, rat-infested, run-down building to recover is a disgrace,Schumer wrote. "My fear is that Walter...

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