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Definition of the noun run out

What does run out mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun run out

Glossary of sports / cricket

when a fielder throws the ball and dislodges the bails before the batsman has reached his ground, the batsman thus being out (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb run out

What does run out mean as a doing phrase?


  1. become used up; be exhausted
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: cease / end / finish / stop / terminate = have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
  2. flow off gradually
    • example: The water run outs
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of run out: drain
    • more generic words: course / feed / flow / run = move along, of liquids
  3. leave suddenly and as if in a hurry
  4. lose validity
  5. flow, run or fall out and become lost
  6. exhaust the supply of
  7. prove insufficient
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of run out: fail / give out
  8. use up all one's strength and energy and stop working

Alternative definition of the verb run out


  1. [idiomatic] To use up; to consume all of something.
  2. to expire, to come to an end
  3. [cricket] To get a batsman out via a run out (see above); or, to be got out in this way.
  4. Of a legal right, to expire, to terminate.
  5. To extend a piece of material, or clothing.
  6. To conclude in, to end up

Specialised definition of the verb run out

Glossary of sports / cricket

to dismiss a player who is trying to complete a run by breaking the wicket with the ball before he or she has reached the crease (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


  1. "Run Out" is a 2013 short animated film directed by Michael Haas and Thomas Schienagel.
  2. "Run Out" is a film.
    • language: Bengali Language
    • starring: Naila Nayem
    • genres: Bengali Cinema, World cinema


"Run Out" is a composition.


  1. Run out is a method of dismissal in the sport of cricket. It is governed by Law 38 of the Laws of cricket.
    • also known as 追殺
  2. Run Out a.k.a. Run-out or runout is an inaccuracy of rotating mechanical systems, specifically that the tool or shaft does not rotate exactly in line with the main axis. For example; when drilling, run-out will result in a larger hole than the drill's nominal diameter due to the drill being rotated eccentrically. In the case of bearings, run-out will cause vibration of the machine and increased loads on the bearings.

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Google previewThe New Dickson Baseball Dictionary (1999)

A Cyclopedic Reference to More Than 7,000 Words, Names, Phrases, and Slang Expressions that Define the Game, Its Heritage, Culture, and Variations by Paul Dickson

run it out See run out, 1. 1st Use. 1910. (American Magazine, Apr.; Edward J. Nichols). runner An ...

Google previewDictionary of the Alabama Language (1993)

by Cora Sylestine, Heather K. Hardy, Timothy Montler

rub off—run out 613 614 run toward—rustler run toward to run toward, run up. rub off to scrape, rub off (one object): mitoffichi. ruffian pasāali. ruffles istiwwiliksi. rug itapatáaka. ruin to break something, tear up, ruin: alwahli, to break up, ruin, ...

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Usage statistics about run out

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb run out:


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Quotes about Run out

Christmas is the season when people run out of money before they run out of friends. (Larry Wilde)
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