run short (of something)

run short (of something)
run short (of something) phrase
used for saying that you have used almost all of a particular thing and there is not much left

Supplies were running short as winter came on.

The party had just begun and we were already running short of beer.

Thesaurus: to use all or a lot of somethingsynonym
Main entry: short

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • run short — Ⅰ. run short (of sth) ► to have a low supply of something: »Forecasting is crucial: you don t want to run short or have a warehouse of unsold product. »The online travel site denies that it is running short of cash. Main Entry: ↑run Ⅱ. run short… …   Financial and business terms

  • run short of sth — Ⅰ. run short (of sth) ► to have a low supply of something: »Forecasting is crucial: you don t want to run short or have a warehouse of unsold product. »The online travel site denies that it is running short of cash. Main Entry: ↑run Ⅱ. run short… …   Financial and business terms

  • run short — verb to be spent or finished The money had gone after a few days Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest • Syn: ↑run low, ↑go • Hypernyms: ↑end, ↑stop, ↑finish, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • run*/*/*/ — [rʌn] (past tense ran [ræn] ; past participle run) verb I 1) to move quickly using your legs and feet You ll have to run if you want to catch the bus.[/ex] A cat ran across the road in front of me.[/ex] I ran to the door and opened it.[/ex] 2)… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • short — short1 [ ʃɔrt ] adjective *** ▸ 1 small in height/distance ▸ 2 time: not long ▸ 3 expressed in few words ▸ 4 with fewer words/letters ▸ 5 not having enough ▸ 6 about memory ▸ 7 rude and unfriendly ▸ 8 about vowel/syllable ▸ 9 full of butter/fat ▸ …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • short — I UK [ʃɔː(r)t] / US [ʃɔrt] adjective Word forms short : adjective short comparative shorter superlative shortest *** 1) a) measuring a small height, length, or distance She s short and slim, with light brown hair and blue eyes. You ll need three… …   English dictionary

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes (novel) — Something Wicked This Way Comes   …   Wikipedia

  • short — [shôrt] adj. [ME < OE scort, akin to ON skort, short piece of clothing, OHG scurz, short < IE * (s)kerd < base * (s)ker , to cut, SHEAR < CURT] 1. not extending far from end to end; not long or not long enough 2. not great in span,… …   English World dictionary

  • run — run1 [ rʌn ] (past tense ran [ ræn ] ; past participle run) verb *** ▸ 1 move quickly with legs ▸ 2 control/organize ▸ 3 machine: work ▸ 4 liquid: flow ▸ 5 try to be elected ▸ 6 vehicle: travel ▸ 7 be shown/performed ▸ 8 reach amount/rate ▸ 9… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Run — A run consists of a series of bid and offer quotes for different securities or maturities. Dealers give to and ask for runs from each other. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. run run 1 [rʌn] verb ran PASTTENSE [ræn] …   Financial and business terms

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