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Phrasal Verbs

run out (of)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. go after it

b. use it up

c. get some more

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