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English definition of “run sb out”

run sb out

phrasal verb with run     /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
If you are run out in cricket, a player on the opposing team throws the ball at the wicket you are running towards and hits it before you can reach it, and your turn as batsman ends: Their best batsman was run out for (= having scored) 99.CricketGeneral terms used in ball sports
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