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run out

phrasal verb with run uk   /rʌn/ us   /rʌn/ verb present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run
B1 to finish, use, or sell all of something, so that there is none left: I've run out of milk/money/ideas/patience. "Do you have any milk?" "Sorry, I've run out."
B2 If a supply of something runs out, all of it has been used or it is completely finished: The milk has run out. My patience is beginning to run out.
If a document or official agreement runs out, the period of time for which it lasts finishes: My passport runs out next month - I must get it renewed.
time is running out
used to say that there is not much time left in which to achieve something: Time is running out for the men trapped under the rubble.

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"run out" in American English

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run out

phrasal verb with run us   /rʌn/ verb present participle running, past tense ran /ræn/ , past participle run
to use something completely so that nothing is left: He just ran out of ideas. Time is running out (= There is only a little time left).
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"run out" in Business English

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run out

phrasal verb with run uk   /rʌn/ us   verb running, ran, run
to finish, use, or sell all of something, so that there is none left: run out of sth We are about to run out of paper and toner. The order for more forms should be placed before we run out.
if a supply of something runs out, all of it has been used or it is completely finished: Oil supplies are low, but they have not run out yet. My patience is beginning to run out.
if a document or official agreement runs out, the period of time for which it is effective finishes: My passport runs out next month.
(Definition of run out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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