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run out

phrasal verb with run
 
 
/rʌn/ verb ( present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
USE B1 to use all of something so that there is none left: I've nearly run out of money.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
BE USED B2 If a supply of something runs out, there is none left because it has all been used: Come on, time is running out.Using and misusing
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