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run out on

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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrun out on
he/she/itruns out on
present participlerunning out on
past tenseran out on
past participlerun out on
  1. run out on someone to suddenly leave your wife, husband, or partner

    Jane's husband ran out on her when their children were still young.

See also main entry: run

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