run short of
phrasal to use up ; run low on

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • run short of sth — 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 — 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 — 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 — A run consists of a series of bid and offer quotes for different securities or maturities. Dealers give to and ask for runs from each other. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. run run 1 [rʌn] verb ran PASTTENSE [ræn] …   Financial and business terms

  • run — A run consists of a series of bid and offer quotes for different securities or maturities ( maturity). dealers give and ask for runs from each other. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. run run 1 [rʌn] verb ran …   Financial and business terms

  • Short — One who has sold a contract to establish a market position and who has not yet closed out this position through an offsetting purchase; the opposite of a long position. Related: Long. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. short short 1 …   Financial and business terms

  • short — noun One who has sold futures contracts or plans to purchase a cash commodity. verb Selling futures contracts or initiating a cash forward contract sale without offsetting a particular market position. Chicago Board of Trade glossary Someone who… …   Financial and business terms

  • short — adj. 1) short in (short in stature) 2) short of (short of funds; to run short of food; to fall short of one s goal) 3) (misc.) to be caught short ( to find oneself in acute need ); and: (BE; colloq.) ( to feel the need to go to the toilet ) * * * …   Combinatory dictionary

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