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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
    to talk for a long time about something in a way that is boring
    Bobby ran on for hours about her relationship problems.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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