run short
phrasal to become insufficient

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • run short — Ⅰ. run short (of sth) ► to have a low supply of something: »Forecasting is crucial: you don t want to run short or have a warehouse of unsold product. »The online travel site denies that it is running short of cash. Main Entry: ↑run Ⅱ. run short… …   Financial and business terms

  • run short — verb to be spent or finished The money had gone after a few days Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest • Syn: ↑run low, ↑go • Hypernyms: ↑end, ↑stop, ↑finish, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • run short — v. (d; intr.) to run short of (they never run short of money) * * * (d; intr.) to run short of (they never run short of money) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • run short — {v. phr.} 1. To not have enough. * /Bob asked Jack to lend him five dollars because he was running short./ * /We are running short of sugar./ Compare: RUN OUT. 2. To be not enough in quantity. * /We are out of potatoes and the flour is running… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run short — {v. phr.} 1. To not have enough. * /Bob asked Jack to lend him five dollars because he was running short./ * /We are running short of sugar./ Compare: RUN OUT. 2. To be not enough in quantity. * /We are out of potatoes and the flour is running… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run\ short — v. phr. 1. To not have enough. Bob asked Jack to lend him five dollars because he was running short. We are running short of sugar. Compare: run out 2. To be not enough in quantity. We are out of potatoes and the flour is running short …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run short — have less than you need, run out    First we ran out of coffee. Then we ran short of wine …   English idioms

  • run short — not have enough, be not enough in quantity We ran short of money during our trip to Europe …   Idioms and examples

  • run short — idi to be in insufficient supply: My patience is running short[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • run short — be exhausted, be used up; be in a situation of lacking …   English contemporary dictionary

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