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meaning of "runs out of bread" #1 (permalink) Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:21 am   meaning of "runs out of bread"
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #198 "Phrasal Verbs (R to T)", question 2

The little corner store often ......... bread near the end of the week.

(a) runs out over
(b) runs out of
(c) runs down on

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #198 "Phrasal Verbs (R to T)", answer 2

The little corner store often runs out of bread near the end of the week.

Correct answer: (b) runs out of
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meaning of "runs out of bread" #2 (permalink) Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:55 am   meaning of "runs out of bread"
 

to have none left
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meaning of "runs out of bread" #3 (permalink) Wed Oct 08, 2008 23:48 pm   meaning of "runs out of bread"
 

"To run out of bread" is "to exhaust one's supply of bread".

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meaning of "runs out of bread" #4 (permalink) Thu Oct 09, 2008 22:36 pm   meaning of "runs out of bread"
 

MrPedantic wrote:
"To run out of bread" is "to exhaust one's supply of bread".

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Does "exhaust" mean use there, MrP?
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meaning of "runs out of bread" #5 (permalink) Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:07 am   meaning of "runs out of bread"
 

I'm quietly confident that you know the answer to that question, M.

But if the distinction evades you, you might start a new thread.

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