■ run out

■ run out
■ run out
A v. i. + avv.
1 esaurirsi; (elettr.) scaricarsi; finire: Time is running out, sta finendo il tempo; Drinking water was running out, si stava esaurendo l'acqua potabile; My patience has run out, la mia pazienza si è esaurita; The battery has run out, la batteria si è scaricata
2 (di un contratto, un biglietto, un affitto, ecc.) scadere
3 essere rimasto senza: I went to the baker's for some bread, but they had run out, sono andato in panetteria a comprare del pane, ma erano rimasti senza
B v. t. + avv.
(cricket) eliminare (un battitore in corsa tra i due «wicket») colpendo il suo «wicket» con la palla (cioè, ‘abbattendolo’) □ (sport USA, Austral.) to run out the clock, tenere il pallone; fare melina (fam.).

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