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Verb: run out  rún awt
  1. Become used up; be exhausted
    "Our supplies finally ran out"
  2. Flow off gradually
    "The rain water runs out into this big vat";
    - drain
  3. Leave suddenly and as if in a hurry
    "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out";
    - run off, bolt, bolt out, beetle off
  4. Lose validity
    "My passports ran out last month";
    - expire
  5. Flow, run or fall out and become lost
    - spill
  6. Exhaust the supply of
    "We ran out of time just as the discussion was getting interesting"
  7. Prove insufficient
    "The water supply for the town ran out after a long drought";
    - fail, give out
  8. Use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
    - poop out [N. Amer, informal], peter out, run down, conk out [informal]

Derived forms: run out, running out, ran out, runs out

Type of: cease, consume, course, deplete, discontinue, eat, eat up, end, exhaust, fatigue, feed, finish, flow, go away, go forth, jade, leave, off [informal], pall, run, run through, stop, terminate, tire, use up, weary, wipe out

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