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run out


Definition of run out

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to come to an end :  expire <time ran out> b :  to become exhausted or used up <the gasoline ran out>

  3. 2 :  to jut out

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 a :  to finish out (as a course, series, or contest) :  complete b of a baseball batter :  to run hard to first base after hitting (a batted ball) <ran out the grounder>

  6. 2 a :  to fill out (a typeset line) with quads, leaders, or ornaments b :  to set (as the first line of a paragraph) with a hanging indention

  7. 3 :  to exhaust (oneself) in running

  8. 4 :  to cause to leave by force or coercion :  expel

run out of
  1. :  to use up the available supply of <ran out of time>

run out on
  1. :  desert

14th Century

First Known Use of run out

14th century

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