run out
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run out(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be exhausted)
a. acabarse
He spent his money recklessly, so his savings ran out very quickly.Gastaba el dinero a lo loco, así que se le acabaron los ahorros muy rápidamente.
b. agotarse
I wish I could invite you to dinner, but all of our food ran out.Ojalá pudiera invitarte a cenar, pero se nos agotó toda la comida.
c. vencer (lease or contract)
You'll have to renew your contract with us because it seems to have run out.Tendrás que renovar tu contrato con nosotros porque, por lo visto, ha vencido.
2. (to exhaust supplies; used with "of")
a. quedarse sin
We had to close the café today because we ran out of coffee.Tuvimos que cerrar la cafetería hoy porque nos quedamos sin café.
b. agotarse
Please do your work and stop giving me excuses. I'm beginning to run out of patience.Por favor, haz tu trabajo y déjate de excusas. Se me empieza a agotar la paciencia.
c. acabarse
I'm sorry, but I can't go shopping with you because I've run out of money.Lo siento, pero no puedo ir de compras con ustedes porque se me acabó el dinero.
3. (to leave in a hurry)
a. salir corriendo
I ran out of the room because I thought I was going to be sick.Salí corriendo del cuarto porque creí que iba a vomitar.
4. (to be released gradually)
a. desenrollarse
When we saw the rope running out, we knew that he hadn't reached the end of the tunnel.Al ver la soga desenrollándose, supimos que todavía no había llegado al fondo del túnel.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
5. (to release gradually)
a. ir dando
The climbers ran out the rope for each other as they ascended.Los alpinistas se iban dando la cuerda mientras ascendían.
b. ir soltando
Can you run out the cables and release the tension while I climb?¿Puedes ir soltando los cables y aflojar la tensión mientras subo?
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run out
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (lease, contract)
a. vencer, cumplirse
2. (money, supplies)
a. agotarse
to r out of somethingquedarse sin algo
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to r out of steamquedarse sin fuerzas
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run out
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+person etc] salir corriendo; [+liquid] irse
2 (come to an end) [+time, food, money] acabarse; [+contract] vencer; [+supplies] agotarse
when the money runs out cuando se acabe el dinero; my patience is running out se me está agotando la paciencia; estoy perdiendo la paciencia; their luck ran out se les acabó la suerte
transitive verb
[+rope] soltar; ir dando
It was great climbing — I ran out 100 feet of rope to bring Rusty up I often run the line out behind the boat
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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