run low


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Verb1.run low - to be spent or finished; "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"
go - be spent; "All my money went for food and rent"
end, cease, terminate, finish, stop - have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
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I was afraid to push my way in among all this machinery in the dark, and it was only with my last glimpse of light I discovered that my store of matches had run low.
My provision of the salt, which had never been renewed since the date of the first experiment, began to run low.
Then the gas would run low, we too should lie gasping upon that cherry-coloured boudoir carpet, and the fate of the human race and of all earthly life would be complete.