run out


Definition of RUN OUT

intransitive verb
a :  to come to an end :  expire <time ran out>
b :  to become exhausted or used up <the gasoline ran out>
:  to jut out
transitive verb
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>
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
:  to exhaust (oneself) in running
:  to cause to leave by force or coercion :  expel
run out of
:  to use up the available supply of <ran out of time>
run out on
:  desert

First Known Use of RUN OUT

14th century


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