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English verb: run out

1. run out (change) become used up; be exhausted

SamplesOur supplies finally ran out.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)cease, end, finish, stop, terminate

Verb grouprun out

2. run out (motion) flow off gradually

SamplesThe rain water drains into this big vat.

ExamplesThe water run outs


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)course, feed, flow, run

3. run out (motion) leave suddenly and as if in a hurry

SamplesThe listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas.
When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out.

Synonymsbeetle off, bolt, bolt out, run off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave

4. run out (stative) lose validity

SamplesMy passports expired last month.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)discontinue

5. run out (motion) flow, run or fall out and become lost

SamplesThe milk spilled across the floor.
The wine spilled onto the table.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)course, feed, flow, run

Narrower (hyponym)brim over, overflow, overrun, run over, well over

Verb groupslop, spill, splatter

6. run out (change) exhaust the supply of

SamplesWe ran out of time just as the discussion was getting interesting.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out

Verb grouprun out

7. run out (change) prove insufficient

SamplesThe water supply for the town failed after a long drought.

Synonymsfail, give out

Pattern of useSomething ----s

8. run out (body) use up all one's strength and energy and stop working

SamplesAt the end of the march, I pooped out.

Synonymsconk out, peter out, poop out, run down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)fatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary

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