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run out

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Noun

Singular
run out

Plural
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  1. (cricket) The method of getting out in which a batsman, in making a run, has not reached the popping crease when a fielder breaks his wicket with the ball.

Verb

Infinitive
to run out

Third person singular
runs out

Simple past
ran out

Past participle
run out

Present participle
running out

to run out (third-person singular simple present runs out, present participle running out, simple past ran out, past participle run out)
  1. (idiomatic) To use up; to consume all of something.
    If this hot weather continues, we will run out of ice cream.
  2. (cricket) To get a batsman out via a run out (see above); or, to be got out in this way.
  3. Of a legal right, to expire, to terminate.
    My driving licence runs out next week, so I had better renew it now.
    The option will run out next week and I can't get it extended.
  4. To extend a piece of material, or clothing.
    If I run out these curtains, they will fit the windows in the drawing room.

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