run down to

run down to

some place to travel to a place. (By running or any other means.) I have to run down to the store and get some bread. I want to run down to the bank, but my car is out of gas.
See also: down, run

run down to someone or something

to come or go down to someone or something, rapidly. Sally ran down the slope to Bob, who stood waiting for her with outstretched arms. I ran down to the well to get some water for Ed, who had the hiccups.
See also: down, run
References in classic literature ?
In later years, Reading seems to have been regarded as a handy place to run down to, when matters were becoming unpleasant in London.
Lizzy, my dear, run down to your father, and ask him how much he will give her.
The whole vast plain of Gascony and of Languedoc is an arid and profitless expanse in winter save where the swift-flowing Adour and her snow-fed tributaries, the Louts, the Oloron and the Pau, run down to the sea of Biscay.
As the months went on, it had seemed more and more difficult to him to say why he should not run down to Middlemarch--merely for the sake of hearing something about Dorothea; and if on such a flying visit he should chance by some strange coincidence to meet with her, there was no reason for him to be ashamed of having taken an innocent journey which he had beforehand supposed that he should not take.
Hehas run down to Harrogate to run down his country.
The error only occurs in the following case and in version 11 or earlier versions of the software: During a telephone call, the battery has to have run down to such an extent that the warning signal notifying the user about this status has rung three times in the space of one minute.