run out of gas


: 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.

Examples of run out of gas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nothing came any easier for USC from there, as the Trojans looked like a team that had run out of gas. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2023 With people running after her and some using pickup trucks to chase the 2-year-old, Bold and Bossy ran for miles, lost a couple of shoes and finally appeared to run out of gas on the highway after 30 minutes, Ewing said. NBC News, 21 Aug. 2021 But there are other deaths that could be connected to the family, including the 2015 death of 19-year-old Stephen Smith, who was found dead in the middle of a rural road in Hampton County, three miles from where his car had run out of gas. Steve Helling,, 6 Aug. 2021 That night, two people in a white Chevy van had stopped in the median to assist another driver who had run out of gas in the left lane. Chris Perkins,, 29 June 2021 California — and the West Coast more generally — isn’t expected to be impacted by the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, which has caused thousands of stations to run out of gas. Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 2021 All of Ukraine has a sense of humor -- think of the man who offered to tow the Russian tank which had run out of gas back to Russia. Leah Asmelash, CNN, 2 Mar. 2022 The franchise started to run out of gas in summer 2016, a season where many once-were-special franchises (Star Trek, Independence Day, TMNT, X-Men, Ghostbusters, etc.) crashed and burned. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 But the Tigers fought back to within six later in the same period, only to run out of gas late as EC pulled away to a 60-38 victory. Joe Magill, cleveland, 22 Feb. 2021 See More

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“Run out of gas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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