run out

/rən aʊt/

/rən aʊt/

Other forms: ran out; running out; runs out

Definitions of run out
  1. verb
    use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
    synonyms: conk out, peter out, poop out, run down
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    type of:
    fatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary
    lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
  2. verb
    exhaust the supply of
    “We ran out of time just as the discussion was getting interesting”
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    type of:
    consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out
    use up (resources or materials)
  3. verb
    become used up; be exhausted
    “Our supplies finally ran out
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    cease, end, finish, stop, terminate
    have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
  4. verb
    flow off gradually
    synonyms: drain
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    type of:
    course, feed, flow, run
    move along, of liquids
  5. verb
    flow, run or fall out and become lost
    synonyms: spill
    slop, spill, splatter
    cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
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    brim over, overflow, overrun, run over, well over
    flow or run over (a limit or brim)
    to overflow like a geyser
    type of:
    course, feed, flow, run
    move along, of liquids
  6. verb
    prove insufficient
    synonyms: fail, give out
  7. verb
    leave suddenly and as if in a hurry
    “When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out
    synonyms: beetle off, bolt, bolt out, run off
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    type of:
    go away, go forth, leave
    go away from a place
  8. verb
    lose validity
    synonyms: expire
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    type of:
    come to or be at an end

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