run dry


run dry
verb
become empty of water
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The river runs dry in the summer

Syn: ↑dry out
Hypernyms: ↑dry, ↑dry out
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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(of a well or river) cease to flow or have any water
figurative (esp. of a source of money or information) be completely used up

municipal relief funds had long since run dry

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run ˈdry idiom
to stop supplying water; to be all used so that none is left

The wells in most villages in the region have run dry.

Vaccine supplies started to run dry as the flu outbreak reached epidemic proportions.

Native resources of scientific talent and ingenuity have not run dry.

Main entry:dryidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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