Run Out

How to Conjugate Run Out

  • Infinitive: Run Out
  • Present Tense: Run Out/ Runs Out
  • -ing Form: Running Out
  • Past Tense: Ran Out
  • Past Participle: Run Out
Run Out is a non-separable phrasal verb and has 2 definitions.

Definitions of Run Out:

1. When people exit a place very quickly. Run In/ Run Into is the opposite of this meaning.

Examples: Everyone ran out of the building when they heard the fire alarm.
When I got home, there was someone running out of my house.

2. When you have nothing left to use, consume, sell, etc.

Examples: The handbag I bought is limited edition. I suggest you buy one before the store runs out.
Has your car ever run out of gas while you were driving? It’s terrible!

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