Definition of “run out on sb/sth” - English Dictionary

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“run out on sb/sth” in British English

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run out on sb/sth

phrasal verb with run uk /rʌn/ us /rʌn/ verb present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run

to leave someone you are having a relationship with or something you are responsible for, without warning and usually causing problems:

She ran out on him two months ago, leaving him to take care of their two children.

(Definition of “run out on sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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