Meaning of “run on” in the English Dictionary

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"run on" in British English

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run on

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

If an event runs on, it continues for longer than expected:

If time runs on, it seems to pass quickly:

Time's running on - let's get this job finished soon!

(Definition of “run on” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"run on" in Business English

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run on

phrasal verb with run uk /rʌn/ us verb running, ran, run

MEETINGS to continue for a long time, especially past an expected finishing time:

These meetings always run on for hours.

(Definition of “run on” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)