run out
verb Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to come to an end ; expire <
time ran out
>
b. to become exhausted or used up <
the gasoline ran out
>
2. to jut out transitive verb 1. a. to finish out (as a course, series, or contest) ; complete b. of a baseball batter to run hard to first base after hitting (a batted ball) <
ran out the grounder
>
2. a. to fill out (a typeset line) with quads, leaders, or ornaments b. to set (as the first line of a paragraph) with a hanging indention 3. to exhaust (oneself) in running 4. to cause to leave by force or coercion ; expel

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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