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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


Synonymsdrain


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.


Synonymsexpire


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.


Synonymsspill


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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