What does run out mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. run out(verb)

    become used up; be exhausted

    "Our supplies finally ran out"

  2. drain, run out(verb)

    flow off gradually

    "The rain water drains into this big vat"

  3. run off, run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle off(verb)

    leave suddenly and as if in a hurry

    "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"; "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"

  4. run out, expire(verb)

    lose validity

    "My passports expired last month"

  5. spill, run out(verb)

    flow, run or fall out and become lost

    "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table"

  6. run out(verb)

    exhaust the supply of

    "We ran out of time just as the discussion was getting interesting"

  7. fail, run out, give out(verb)

    prove insufficient

    "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"

  8. poop out, peter out, run down, run out, conk out(verb)

    use up all one's strength and energy and stop working

    "At the end of the march, I pooped out"


  1. run out(Verb)

    To use up; to consume all of something.

  2. run out(Verb)

    to expire, to come to an end

  3. run out(Verb)

    To get a batsman out via a run out (see above); or, to be got out in this way.

  4. run out(Verb)

    Of a legal right, to expire, to terminate.

  5. run out(Verb)

    To extend a piece of material, or clothing.

  6. run out(Verb)

    To conclude in, to end up


  1. Run out

    Run out is a method of dismissal in the sport of cricket. It is governed by Law 38 of the Laws of cricket.

How to pronounce run out?

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How to say run out in sign language?

  1. runout


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of run out in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of run out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of run out in a Sentence

  1. Kathrine Switzer/Boston Herald -RRB- Switzer:

    I wanted to run out and help, even though it was irrational.

  2. Cullen Hightower:

    Wisdom is what's left after we've run out of personal opinions.

  3. Author Unknown:

    Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.

  4. Patty Labelle:

    The only time you ever run out of chances is when you stop taking them.

  5. Sanjay Correa:

    We pretty much got to the point where you run out of the capability of metal.

Images & Illustrations of run out

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Translations for run out

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  • agotar, vencer, extinguir, expirarSpanish
  • päättyä, käyttää loppuun, loppuaFinnish
  • toucher à sa fin, être à court, épuiser, venir à expirationFrench
  • finire, esaurireItalian
  • oprakenDutch
  • acabarPortuguese
  • иссякать, заканчиваться, кончиться, закончиться, кончаться, иссякнутьRussian
  • ponestati, понестатиSerbo-Croatian
  • gå ut, slut, förfallaSwedish

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