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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)
If a machine runs on a supply of power, it uses that power to work: The scanner runs on mains electricity and batteries.FuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuel
(Definition of run on sth from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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