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English definition of “run on sth”

run on sth

phrasal verb with run     /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
C1 If a machine runs on a particular type or supply of power , it uses that power to work : Some calculators run on solar power .FuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuel
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