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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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