What does run out mean?

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run out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. run outverb

    become used up; be exhausted

    "Our supplies finally ran out"

  2. drain, run outverb

    flow off gradually

    "The rain water drains into this big vat"

  3. run off, run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle offverb

    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, expireverb

    lose validity

    "My passports expired last month"

  5. spill, run outverb

    flow, run or fall out and become lost

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

  6. run outverb

    exhaust the supply of

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

  7. fail, run out, give outverb

    prove insufficient

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

  8. poop out, peter out, run down, run out, conk outverb

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

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


  1. run outverb

    To use up; to consume all of something.

  2. run outverb

    to expire, to come to an end

  3. run outverb

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

  4. run outverb

    Of a legal right, to expire, to terminate.

  5. run outverb

    To extend a piece of material, or clothing.

  6. run outverb

    To conclude in, to end up


  1. Run out

    Run out is a method of dismissal in cricket, governed by Law 38 of the Laws of Cricket. A run out usually occurs when the batsmen are attempting to run between the wickets, and the fielding team succeed in getting the ball to one wicket before a batsman has crossed the crease line near the wicket. The run the batsmen were attempting to score does not count.


  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.

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  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. Aston Martin:

    We can listen to the rhetoric of British politicians saying 'we'll make the Dover port flow, we'll let the stuff in' but what they fail to realise is that for every time you bring in an engine, you've got to send a pallet back to Germany, if the French aren't opening up their border, very soon you run out of pallets.

  2. John Kasich:

    I’d like to be there, it’s an important part of my political future. We’ll just have to wait and see how polls run out.

  3. Campos Neto:

    We don't think we should do anything more than that until we're sure the power of monetary policy has run out.

  4. Barry Mann:

    He gave me a call as soon as he run out the door and I didn’t know what was happening to him, it sounded like his heart was in his throat.

  5. Cullen Hightower:

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

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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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