run short

  1. to be spent or finished
    Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest
    The money had gone after a few days
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How To Use run short In A Sentence

  • This has the effect of cutting mortgage interest when your cheque account is in credit, or increasing it when funds run short.
  • This was a stroke of good luck: already we were on half rations, and provant for men and mules threatened to run short. The Land of Midian
  • Grass will run short of water first but bluegrass that turns brown from dry weather is only dormant and not dead.
  • According to their argument, the problem was that the government might run short of funds necessary for national defense "if we shulde have solde such juelles, plate or other riche hanginges for the said perfourmaunce of the will. From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558
  • Macalester fought hard to come back and fell just one run short in the end.
  • A few years ago environmentalists argued that fertiliser would soon run short, because it is made using natural gas, a fossil fuel. Times, Sunday Times
  • Her father had grown used to woman's ministrations; he needed them for his precious little heir, and he knew his daughter moreover for a severe judge, and did not want to alienate her and lose her services; so they got on fairly well together, and she shared his luncheon, during which a message came up about the carriage; and as there had been an application for some nursery needment, and moreover black-edged envelopes had run short, there was just purpose enough for a drive to the little town. Nuttie's Father
  • I had many thoughts about poor Cousin Mason, and feel relieved from them by what has taken place, though I doubt you will run short of the possibles before I get home, so I inclose a 2 Pound Note for I have taken for the free three Harps, and do not spend much — I will now tell you more of my late proceedings. Letter 194
  • Mr Quirk said he did not doubt fishermen's accounts that they saw at least one bulk carrier a day using what they called rat-run shortcuts through the reef. The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines
  • Practices with less stable populations would have to run shorter cycles to achieve similar detection rates.
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