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run out (of)

Meaning: If you run out of something, you don't have any left and you need some more.

For example:

  • run out Could you get some milk when you go to the shop? We've nearly run out.

  • run out of sth I can't print the report tonight because I've run out of paper.

Nouns often used as objects with
run out (of): milk, sugar, petrol, money, paper

Quick Quiz:

If you've run out of sugar, you need to
  1. go after it
  2. use it up
  3. get some more

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