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run dry

To become unavailable due to the entire supply having been used. A: "I'll take another beer, please." B: "Sorry, Bob, we've run dry." It seems that the support for the senator in the area is running dry.
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run dry

(especially of a source of money or information) be completely used up.
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run ˈdry

stop supplying water; 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.
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Author Jim Lester is pleased to announce the release of his new coming of age historical fiction novel, Till the Rivers All Run Dry.
Because of its composite nature, low coefficient of friction and low wear, Vespel(R) CR-6100 components can withstand run dry operations which increased reliability and reduced maintenance costs.
CHAOS: Drivers queue for fuel in Berwick Hills, above, while the pumps run dry at Esso, Acklam Road, right, and Tesco, Marton Road, left Pictures by KATIE LUNN and IAN McNEAL
Petrol station operators said the Government appeared "intent on creating a crisis" which could see forecourts run dry within days, as some garages start rationing fuel.
At no stage does the group ever mention racegoers, and if facilities are not improved, Mr Dixon, the tap will indeed run dry with racegoers voting with their feet.
is empty, the well of good intentions run dry and everyone gone on
Taps would rapidly run dry and sewage would hit deadly levels in weeks.
In a statement released this week, the City of Windhoek said the run dry date of the Von Bach Dam, the main water source for Windhoek and Okahandja, had been predicted at April 2012.
The country's 12 striking refineries have been shut for nearly two weeks, and the government has forced some of them to make stocked fuel available, but at least a quarter of filling stations have run dry.
Summary: Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell has told friends he is worried "the pond has run dry" in terms of talent in the UK.
Also, as the feed tanks occasionally run dry the ability for Hydra-Cell seal-less pumps to operate safely without flow, eliminated other maintenance issues.
Cook the drumsticks under a hot grill until they are golden and juices run dry. If necessary brush with the marinade during cooking.
They will apparently run dry at the end of the current year.
Perfect in intermittent flow situations, the CD103M can run dry indefinitely without damage due to the oil bath mechanical seal design.
The design of the C-series offers constant flow rates at various pressures and viscosities, shear sensitivity, clean-in-place technology and the ability to strip lines, run dry and self prime.