run thin

Definition of run thin

:to become less than the usual, original, or needed number or amount
  • I'd been waiting almost an hour, and my patience was running thin.

Word by Word Definitions

run play
  1. : to go faster than a walk

  2. : to move at a fast gallop

  3. : flee, retreat, escape

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

  2. : a quickened gallop

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

  1. : being in a melted state

  2. : made from molten material : cast in a mold

  3. : having made a migration or spawning run

thin play
  1. : having little extent from one surface to its opposite

  2. : measuring little in cross section or diameter

  3. : not dense in arrangement or distribution

  1. : to make thin or thinner:

  2. : to reduce in thickness or depth : attenuate

  3. : to make less dense or viscous

  1. : in a thin manner : thinly


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