[ verb ] become used up; be exhausted
"Our supplies finally ran out"
Used in print(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)
But time is running_out , and many_of Stravinsky 's admirers begin to fear that he will never find terra_firma .(Joseph Chadwick, No Land Is Free....)
Red_Hogan 's patience ran_out .
[ verb ] flow off gradually
"The rain water drains into this big vat"
Used in print(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)
Finally , as time began to run_out , he headed into Ormoc and glide-bombed a group of houses that Intelligence had thought might contain Japanese supplies .(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)
So you sit in the car and listen to the air run_out and listen to the rain and see the mud in_front_of the headlights , waiting for you , for your new spectator_pumps , waiting for you to squat by yourself out there in your tight skirt , crying and afraid and trying to get that damned son-of-a-bitch tire off , because that is being an old_maid too , if you happen to drive a car , it is changing the tire yourself in the night , and in the mud and the rain , hating to get out in it but afraid to stay and afraid to try to walk out for help .
[ verb ] leave suddenly and as if in a hurry
"The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas" "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"
Used in print(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
`` I'm mad '' , shouted Payne , as he ran_out into the hall .
[ verb ] lose validity
"My passports expired last month"
Used in print(Ann Ritner, Seize a Nettle....)
She did n't want to be the only one with a stove in her room , especially as her life span was nearly run_out anyway , and she insisted that Hope have the heater .
[ verb ] exhaust the supply of
"We ran out of time just as the discussion was getting interesting"