run out


Definition of run out

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

  3. 2 :  to jut out

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1a :  to finish out (a course, a series, a contest, etc.) :  completeb of a baseball batter :  to run hard to first base after hitting (a batted ball) ran out the grounder

  6. 2a :  to fill out (a typeset line) with quads, leaders, or ornamentsb :  to set (a line of text, such 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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to cast off or become cast off

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