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    Default What is the meaning of "he ran out blood everywhere"?

    Hi
    I appreciate your kindness helping me with this sentence.
    ".......and I kind of ran out, you know, blood everywhere....". It's about somebody who was sliding on a marble floor.
    Does it mean he was oozing with blood so much that he almost ran out of blood? or does run out here means spread? The blood spread everywhere.
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    Default Re: What is the meaning of "he ran out blood everywhere"?

    I'd say it meant he passed out when he saw blood everywhere.

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of "he ran out blood everywhere"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniferhu View Post
    I'd say it meant he passed out when he saw blood everywhere.
    Thanks, sorry I think the context isn't enough so I add more. "........I went sliding along at high speed and hit my head and cut my head open and I kind of ran out, you know, blood everywhere...."
    He was oozing with blood himself.

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of "he ran out blood everywhere"?

    He ran out (of the room, or whwrever he was). The 'kind of' suggests that it wasn't a normal type of running; this was because of his injuries.

    I have never seen 'run out' used to mean 'pass out'.
    Last edited by 5jj; 27-Apr-2012 at 07:21.
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    Default Re: What is the meaning of "he ran out blood everywhere"?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    He ran out (of the room, or wherever he was). The 'kind of' suggests that it wasn't a normal type of running; this was because of his injuries.

    I have never seen 'run out' used to mean 'pass out'.
    Thanks dear 5jj, you mean it means like escape, running out of somewhere? But how about " I kind of ran out, you know, blood everywhere."?

    Thanks a million.
    Last edited by 5jj; 27-Apr-2012 at 07:22. Reason: Typo in quote corrected

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of "he ran out blood everywhere"?

    From the way "you know" was placed and the way "run out" is usually used, it couldn't be interpreted that he ran out of blood.

    So 5jj's explanation is the only one that looks reasonable in the context.

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of "he ran out blood everywhere"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniferhu View Post
    From the way "you know" was placed and the way "run out" is usually used, it couldn't be interpreted that he ran out of blood.

    So 5jj's explanation is the only one that looks reasonable in the context.
    You mean part of the sentence has been omitted like this : I kind of ran out [of the room], [because there was] blood every where.

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of "he ran out blood everywhere"?

    I meant sth like this:
    I kind of ran out [of that place], [and there was] blood everywhere

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    Default Re: What is the meaning of "he ran out blood everywhere"?

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    You mean part of the sentence has been omitted like this : I kind of ran out [of the room], [because there was] blood every where.
    We don't talk in sentences like writing. It means something like what you suggest, though I would see it as more and there was blood everywhere than because.

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