Definition of run out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


run out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Cricket
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1  if a supply of something runs out, it is used up or finished Time is running out for the trapped miners.
  2. 2  if an agreement or a document runs out, it becomes no longer valid synonym expire

run out (of something)

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 to use up or finish a supply of something We ran out of fuel. Could I have a cigarette? I seem to have run out.
[often passive] (in cricket) to make a player stop batting by hitting the wicket with the ball before the player has completed his or her run See related entries: Cricket