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run-on

adjective \ ˈrən-ˈȯn , -ˈän \

Definition of run-on

:continuing without rhetorical pause from one line of verse into another

First Known Use of run-on

1874


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run-on

noun \ -ˌȯn , -ˌän \

Definition of run-on

1 :something (such as a dictionary entry) that is run on

First Known Use of run-on

1892


run on

verb

Definition of run on

intransitive verb
1 :to talk or narrate at length
2 :to keep going :continue
transitive verb
1 :to continue (matter in type) without a break or a new paragraph :run in
2 :to place or add (something, such as an entry in a dictionary) at the end of a paragraphed item

Examples of run on in a Sentence

  1. we were just running on about how neither of us has aged a bit after all these years

  2. allow the savings account to run on for now

First Known Use of run on

15th century


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