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Origin of “run” in “run short/out of /low” on something

Where does the usage of "run" come from in expressions in which you are saying that something is finishing like: run short of or run low on something? I checked the etymology online dictionary ...
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What is the 'office of call-boy'?

From the short story Percival Bland's Proxy, by Austin Freeman written in 1913; And thus was the curtain rung down on the first act. The second act opened only a couple of days later, the office ...