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run short (third-person singular simple present runs short, present participle running short, simple past ran short, past participle run short)

  1. (intransitive, or transitive with of) To have used up or consumed the majority (of something), so that little remains.
    We're running short of wine. Could you fetch some more, please?
  2. To be nearly used up or consumed.
    Patience is running short.

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