run out

run out (plural run outs)

  1. Alternative spelling of runout

run out

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see run, out
    She ran out of the room in tears.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) To use up; to consume all of something.
    If this hot weather continues, we will run out of ice cream.
  3. (intransitive) To expire; to come to an end; to be completely used up or consumed.
    My driving licence runs out next week, so I had better renew it now.
    The option will run out next week and I can't get it extended.
    Oh no! The wine has run out!
  4. (cricket) To get a batsman out via a run out (see runout)
    Jackson was run out for a duck in the first over.
  5. (cricket) to be got out in this way.
  6. (transitive) To extend a piece of material, or clothing.
    If I run out these curtains, they will fit the windows in the drawing room.
  7. (intransitive) To conclude in, to end up
  8. To force (someone or something) into a new location or state of being.
    If the mob thinks you did it, they'll run you out of town.
    They'll run us out of business doing that!
  • French: épuiser, être à court
  • Italian: essere a corto, essere a corto
  • Spanish: agotar, quedarse sin

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