run out of gas

Definition of run out of gas

  1. :  to no longer have any gas in one's vehicle Our car ran out of gas on the way here. We ran out of gas just as the car reached the gas station. —sometimes used figuratively to indicate getting tired The pitcher ran out of gas in the seventh inning.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to go faster than a walk

    :  to go steadily by springing steps so that both feet leave the ground for an instant in each step

    :  to move at a fast gallop

  1. :  an act or the action of running :  continued rapid movement

    :  a quickened gallop

    :  a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. :  being in a melted state

    :  made from molten material :  cast in a mold

    :  having made a migration or spawning run

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. :  a fluid (such as air) that has neither independent shape nor volume but tends to expand indefinitely

    :  a combustible gas or gaseous mixture for fuel or lighting

    :  natural gas

  1. :  to talk idly or garrulously

    :  to give off gas (see 1gas 1)

    :  to supply with gas or especially gasoline


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