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English definition of “run on sth”

run on sth

verb uk phrasal verb with run   /rʌn/ (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run) us  
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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