LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
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It's something like "esgotar-se". The usual meaning is related to liquids.
The well ran dry. (No more water)
The gas tank ran dry. (No more gasoline)
The rivers ran dry. (No more milk)
However, it can be used in a variety of ways.
The banks ran dry; they had lost all their money to bad investments.
The speaker eventually ran dry, shut up, and sat down. The bored audience was delighted.
He wrote many fine movie scripts, but eventually he ran dry (no more imagination or inspiration) and became a clerk in a convenience store outside Cleveland.
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