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English verb: run on

1. run on (communication) talk or narrate at length

ExamplesSam and Sue run on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)speak, talk

2. run on (stative) continue uninterrupted

SamplesThe disease will run on unchecked.
The party kept going until 4 A.M..

Synonymskeep going

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)continue, go along, go on, keep, proceed

Verb groupkeep going, patronage, patronise, patronize, support

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