run\ out


run\ out
v
1a. To come to an end; be used up.

Jerry almost got across the brook on the slippery stones but his luck ran out and he slipped and fell.

We'd better do our Christmas shopping; time is running out.

Syn.: give out(5)
1b. To use all of the supply; be troubled by not having enough.

The car ran out of gas three miles from town.

Millie never runs out of ideas for clever party decorations.

Compare: run short
2. informal To force to leave; expel.

Federal agents ran the spies out of the country.

Syn.: kick out, run off

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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