(a.) Decayed; fallen into partial ruin; injured by bad usage or neglect.
(1) Children still received an education, it was just that increasing numbers did so in damp and dilapidated buildings.
(2) In a dilapidated cafe in north Baghdad under a TV set blasting patriotic songs in support of Iraq's embattled prime minister, a young man looked grave.
(3) Picture Detroit today and the images that probably come to mind are of " ruin porn " (the now infamous term for beautifully shot photos of dilapidated buildings); urban exploring (the new craze of creeping around abandoned complexes as seen in Jim Jarmusch's new film Only Lovers Left Alive ) and foreclosure frenzy (there are now nearly 80,000 empty homes to be torn down or fixed up in Motor City).
(4) It was shot on location in Hollywood, with the real Jim Henson Studios standing in for the dilapidated Muppet Studios; Miss Piggy's costumes are all designer, as any star of her stature might expect, and include a pair of trotter-sized Louboutins.
(5) At least 74 people have been arrested, including Abarca and his wife, who were found Tuesday hiding in a dilapidated home in a rough section of Mexico City.
(6) For her, “Sambo” recalls the blubber-lipped, blue-black caricatures of African American children known as piccaninnies , perched on dilapidated porches, half-clothed and dusty, and as happy in squalor and ignorance as they can be.
(7) The place smells like wet cigarettes, and while the dilapidated building does have its charm, it feels as old as the games it houses.
(8) Even in its dilapidated state, it still received more than 140,000 visitors last year.
(9) Since the second world war, the area’s towering Georgian terraces, subdivided and dilapidated, had first been a semi-slum of immigrants and bad landlords, then a counterculture stronghold for squatters and hippies and punks.
(10) Perhaps this tragedy causes us to ask some tough questions about how we can permit so many of our children to languish in poverty, or attend dilapidated schools, or grow up without prospects for a job or for a career.
(11) As well as dilapidated equipment, the country's military and police suffered a serious problem of infiltration, with some officers helping the separatists.
(12) Until recently, most self-respecting rock bohemians would stay at the dilapidated but charming Chelsea, where they would rejoice in being shouted at by the manager for daring to ask to have the room where Sid Vicious killed Nancy Spungen.
(13) The horizon is fringed with the tall trees of the Ghanaian rainforest, but for Huang, this dilapidated shelter is his only shade from the sweltering tropical sun.
(14) The shells of dilapidated factories look out over an urban landscape that has been likened to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina – except Detroit's disaster was man-made and took decades to unfold.
(15) Thirty-two men and a boy now held at an immigration detention centre near Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, were rescued last Saturday when their dilapidated wooden vessel began sinking while making a perilous journey to Malaysia.
(16) Close up, the greenhouses lie derelict and trees rampage through their dilapidated timber frames.
(17) A couple of years ago a dilapidated little cinema called Shama was blown up in Peshawar.
(18) But we have already seen that Kane is dead and his Florida folly slowly turning into a dilapidated ruin.
(19) For example, the money could go towards improving the dilapidated Fairfield Halls theatre and concert venue.
(20) • Hrunalaug – a hot pot with a dilapidated changing hut in a grassy dell a few kilometres from Flúdir.
(1) Tumbledown The semi-finals of BBC1’s celebrity gymnastics show Tumble had 2.9 million viewers between 6pm and 7.30pm on Saturday.
(2) Now it is as tumbledown as most of the rest of the sprawling city, with derelict planes littering its margins and weeds slowly eating the decaying concrete.
(3) The tumbledown venue named after him will be replaced as the national stadium by the towering new structure being built by the state oil company, Socar, with its 124 executive boxes and obligatory VVIP sections.
(4) There were other houses on the estate besides ours: a cottage, and a flat in the tumbledown stable block opposite our house, and a recherche dwelling called the Elephant House.
(5) It’s dappled, woozy, HD travel porn that lingers on beads of early-morning vineyard dew and charmingly tumbledown magic-hour Italian villages in a way that immediately makes you want to chuck some shirts in a bag and head for the airport.
(6) Since I was innocent, I didn’t have anything to fear,” says Ngarbaye, now secretary of the victims’ association, sitting in the organisation’s tumbledown headquarters, a few faded printouts of victims taped to the wall behind her.
(7) Like much of Moldova, it is a poverty-stricken landscape of tumbledown shacks, crumbling apartment blocks, dogs, chickens, kids and old women.
(8) Chuck's sits in a tumbledown row of shops, some shuttered, next to a place that does your taxes and, appropriately enough, a funeral home at the end of the street.
(9) Berg's new offices – a tumbledown building slated for demolition at the end of 2014 – are strictly temporary, and they say they're fearful they'll be priced out of Shoreditch for their next move.