run dry

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: dry - become empty of water; "The river runs dry in the summer"
dry out, dry - become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"
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The fountain in the plaza has run dry. A flash of lightning struck the gibbet, and I wish they all lit there.
His flow of language seemed at last to have run dry. "I told you what Mrs.
A cog must have slipped or an oil- cup run dry, for the postman brought him one morning a short, thin envelope.
Behind the most ancient part of Holborn, London, where certain gabled houses some centuries of age still stand looking on the public way, as if disconsolately looking for the Old Bourne that has long run dry, is a little nook composed of two irregular quadrangles, called Staple Inn.
The pen has spluttered twice in a single word and has run dry three times in a short address, showing that there was very little ink in the bottle.
With studies stating that Pakistan will run dry by the year 2025, water scarcity has been a focus point in the country.
I am 64 and I don't remember that this well has ever run dry in winter.
figure By NATION TEAM Motorists queued for hours on Thursday as one of the most severe and bizarre fuel shortages hit many parts of the country.By last evening, National Oil in Chuka town, which was the only fuel station left with the commodity, was selling a litre of super petrol at Sh150.In Nairobi, most filling stations had run dry on Tuesday evening and the few that had fuel witnessed long queues leading into them.
SHANGLA -- The residents of Dunai, Koz Kana and other areas here have complained about severe shortage of water saying the local springs have run dry as work on a tunnel for the 17 megawatts Karora hydropower project have blocked their water sources.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 18 (ANI): A day after reports emerged that ATMs in many parts of the country had run dry of cash, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday alleged that there was an international conspiracy to hit the Indian economy.
Unfortunately, Grace didn't elaborate on what would happen if the pot did run dry but Joanne and I found out one day when an exploding tin of caramel went flying across the kitchen.