run (one) out (of some place)

run (one) out (of some place)

To forcefully drive or chase someone away. The sheriff already ran the criminals out of town back in January, but it looks like they're back again The security guard ran us out before we could sneak into the warehouse.
See also: out, run

run out

To leave for a brief period. Johnny, I have to run out and do a couple errands; will you be okay in the house by yourself? Will someone run out for some more hamburger buns?
See also: out, run

run out (on someone)

to depart and leave someone behind. My date ran out on me at the restaurant, and I had to pay the bill. Her boyfriend ran out when she needed him the most.
See also: out, run

run out

1. Become used up or exhausted, as in Our supplies have run out. [Late 1600s]
2. Compel to leave; see run off, def. 5.
3. Become void, expire, as in Our renter's insurance ran out last month. [c. 1300] Also see run out of; run out on.
See also: out, run

run someone out of town

force someone to leave a place. chiefly North American
See also: of, out, run, someone, town

run out

v.
1. To hasten on foot to an exterior or distant place: Let's run out to the lake and swim.
2. To make a brief trip to fetch or buy something, especially by car: I'll run out for some more beer.
3. To be used until nothing remains: Our supplies finally ran out and we had nothing to eat.
4. To use something until there is none left: I think we've run out of toothpaste. Bring enough money so that you don't run out before your return.
5. To compel someone to leave by force or threat: The sheriff ran the gangsters out of town. We sneaked into the yard to get the ball, and a pair of vicious dogs ran us out.
6. To become void, especially through the passage of time: Our insurance policy will run out next week.
See also: out, run