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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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Till the Rivers All Run Dry is available in both print and ebook formats.
The transfer of the water into the Von Bach Dam is anticipated to start on 1 November 2010 and will take some time to be finalized hence, the shifting of the run dry date from April to January 2012.
Residents said they are forced to take the filthy water from the nearby lakes as taps have run dry.
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.
The supplemental fund covers plaintiffs with the least serious problems, and was created to ensure that the first settlement fund did not run dry for those with more serious problems.
It's easy to believe that with oceans on many of our doorsteps, there will never be a real water crisis, but WHEN THE RIVERS RUN DRY shows otherwise, documenting major water crises and roads leading to future disasters.
Memories of the 2000 fuel crisis, when so many of us saw our petrol tanks run dry, have never disappeared.
PETROL supplies could run dry in just four days, motorists were warned last night.
Several large rivers now run dry for at least part of the year, and lakes are shrinking.
These pumps can run dry without damage and do not have cups, packings and seals resulting in fewer problems, less maintenance and longer pump life.
Exploring predictable responses to each of these diverse options, Powerdown is a timely and urgent call to action before our time runs out and our energy resources run dry.
IMR's focus on gravity and low-pressure permanent mold casting systems led the firm to display and run dry cycles on a complete, automated gravity permanent mold pouring and casting cell.
CHINA -- Faced with the prediction that its gas and oil reserves will run dry within 30 years, China began construction of its first fuel-ethanol plant last November.
Hitting the wall" is the dreaded moment experienced by many marathoners when your muscle glycogen stores run dry and the body shuts down.
Fears that fuel will start to run dry are unfounded but petrol fever is taking a grip.