run short

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
if you run short of something, you have too little of it left: »

The bank has been plagued for months by speculation that it is running short of capital.

if something runs short, there is little of it left: »

Time is for a deal to get done.

»

In two months food will run short.

Main Entry: short

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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 short — v. (d; intr.) to run short of (they never run short of money) * * * (d; intr.) to run short of (they never run short of money) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • 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 (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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • run short — {v. phr.} 1. To not have enough. * /Bob asked Jack to lend him five dollars because he was running short./ * /We are running short of sugar./ Compare: RUN OUT. 2. To be not enough in quantity. * /We are out of potatoes and the flour is running… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run short — {v. phr.} 1. To not have enough. * /Bob asked Jack to lend him five dollars because he was running short./ * /We are running short of sugar./ Compare: RUN OUT. 2. To be not enough in quantity. * /We are out of potatoes and the flour is running… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run\ short — v. phr. 1. To not have enough. Bob asked Jack to lend him five dollars because he was running short. We are running short of sugar. Compare: run out 2. To be not enough in quantity. We are out of potatoes and the flour is running short …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run short — have less than you need, run out    First we ran out of coffee. Then we ran short of wine …   English idioms

  • run short of — phrasal : to use up : become lacking in sufficient quantity of we are running short of time to finish the job army ran short of provisions …   Useful english dictionary

  • run short of — phrasal to use up ; run low on …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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