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"run on" in British English

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run on

phrasal verb with run uk   us   /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
If an ​eventruns on, it ​continues for ​longer than ​expected: The ​game/​speech/​discussionran on forhours. If ​timeruns on, it ​seems to ​passquickly: Time's ​running on - let's get this ​jobfinishedsoon!
(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   us   /rʌn/ verb (running, ran, run)
MEETINGS to continue for a ​longtime, especially past an expected ​finishingtime: These ​meetings always ​run on for ​hours.
(Definition of run on from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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