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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyrun on
he/she/itruns on
present participlerunning on
past tenseran on
past participlerun on
  1. 1
    to continue for longer than expected or planned

    I hope this meeting doesn’t run on too long.

  2. 2
    mainly American to talk for a long time about something in a way that is boring. The usual British word is go on.
See also main entry: run


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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