run out

Definitions

  • Two kittens run to get out of the rain
    Two kittens run to get out of the rain
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v run out use up all one's strength and energy and stop working "At the end of the march, I pooped out"
    • v run out prove insufficient "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"
    • v run out become used up; be exhausted "Our supplies finally ran out"
    • v run out exhaust the supply of "We ran out of time just as the discussion was getting interesting"
    • v run out 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"
    • v run out flow, run or fall out and become lost "The milk spilled across the floor","The wine spilled onto the table"
    • v run out flow off gradually "The rain water drains into this big vat"
    • v run out lose validity "My passports expired last month"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Charles Darwin thought that the 1,250 first run copies of his book The Origin of Species was too much. It turned out he was wrong as they sold out the first day of publication.
    • Run out to come to an end
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Quotations

  • Michel De Saint-Pierre
    Michel De Saint-Pierre
    “An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?”
  • Henry Ford
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    “If you take all the experience and judgment of men over fifty out of the world, there wouldn't be enough left to run it.”
  • Julie Burchill
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    “It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast.”
  • Henry Van Dyke
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    “Gratitude is a twofold love -- love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.”

Idioms

Out of the gate running - If someone comes out of the gate running, they start something at a fast pace, without any build-up.
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Run out of gas - If a campaign, project, etc, runs out of gas, it loses energy and momentum, and progress slows or halts.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rinnan; Ger. rennen, Ice. renna, to run.

Usage

In literature:

It was doubtful whether reefs might not run out to the northward, and if so we could scarcely escape striking on them.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
The current was running out, so that we made good way, and were soon out of sight of the burnt village.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
Never did a ship's crew pull and haul, and run out on the yards, with greater alacrity to furl the canvas.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
Running out, he found the girl struggling wildly in the hands of her captors.
"The Coxswain's Bride" by R.M. Ballantyne
Then the portholes were opened, and eight guns run out.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
Our time is running out and I must convince you of some other things first.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
He wanted to run out into the street and assure himself that the car was still in sight.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
Then, after you made the run out into the country and back, Pierson got after you before you could get to our rooms.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
Instantly about a dozen bees swarmed out, and the boy started to run.
"Hazel Squirrel and Other Stories" by Howard B. Famous
We never had any fence for them, just turned them out and let them run in the streets with the other cows and pigs.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
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In poetry:

Even then you, would you know
Why you're going to and fro?
Would you doubt what you're about,
Running in and running out?
"Puzzled Stiches" by Hazel Hall
There runs a road by Merrow Down—
A grassy track to-day it is—
An hour out Guildford town,
Above the river Wey it is.
"Merrow Down" by Rudyard Kipling
'I am of Ireland,
And the Holy Land of Ireland,
And time runs on,' cried she.
'Come out of charity
And dance with me in Ireland.'
"I Am Of Ireland" by William Butler Yeats
I travel, yet stand firm and fast;
I run, but yet I make no haste.
I take away, both old and new,
Within my sight, yet out of view.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
'I am of Ireland,
And the Holy Land of Ireland,
And time runs on,' cried she.
'Come out of charity,
Come dance with me in Ireland.'
"I Am Of Ireland" by William Butler Yeats
Here stands the golden throne of grace
From out of which do run
Those crystal streams that make this place
Far brighter than the sun.
"Of Judgement" by John Bunyan

In news:

On a recent Tuesday, while sitting on my front porch with a couple of friends, our weekly happy hour-and-a-half encountered a problem: we had run out of liquor.
What this means is, we frequently run out of them.
At space station, they're running out of room for storage.
McIntosh runs out of time in loss to Creekside.
Anthony Weiner is running out of allies.
Now it says it's about to run out of money.
Graduate student debt runs out of control.
A lot of preparation has to be done before Election Day and time is running out.
Time running out for Kickstarter campaign to raise $69,000 for plasma jet thruster.
Today, every qualified Alaskan is $878 richer, thanks to the wisdom of Alaskans 36 years ago when they voted to save some of the state's massive oil wealth for the day the oil runs out.
The worst thing, Blanck says, would be for a soldier to be stranded in Kabul with a prosthetic leg that's run out of batteries.
A deadly explosion CEO John Browne must turn his troubled oil giant around, but time is running out.
The world is facing a more immediate crisis -- it is running out of clean water.
Has your store run out of that special.
Supplies Of Serum Run Out At Vt.
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In science:

In general we carried out runs consisting of ∼ 4 × 106 attempted MC translations and rotations per molecule.
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
Cosmic muon runs were carried out in B fields up to 4 T.
Spatial Resolution Studies with a GEM-TPC in High Magnetic Fields
Target selection was carried out by running the assignment code whydra.
Spectroscopic Survey of 1.4 GHz and 24 Micron Sources in the Spitzer First Look Survey with WIYN/Hydra
The visible perturbation then expands quasi-circularly out to the penumbra producing the running penumbral waves .
Magnetic fingerprints of solar and stellar oscillations
Observations supporting our 3.5m APO runs were also carried out by our team using other facilities.
Transit Timing Observations of the Extrasolar Hot-Neptune Planet GL 436b
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