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runs on

verb
present tense third-person singular of run on

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1 to engage in casual or rambling conversation
  • we were just running on about how neither of us has aged a bit after all these years

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2 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state
  • allow the savings account to run on for now

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3 to talk at length without sticking to a topic or getting to a point
  • she's very sweet, but she does tend to run on

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“Runs on.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/runs%20on. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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