Last modified on 22 July 2014, at 14:22
- (idiomatic) To continue without interruption
- We can't afford for the performance to run on for more than the specified time.
- (idiomatic) To continue talking for a long time.
- She ran on and wouldn't let anyone get a word in edgeways.
- To operate with a particular energy source.
- This car runs on bio-alcohol.
- To make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as upon a bank.
- 2009, Heidi Mandanis Schooner, Michael W. Taylor, Global Bank Regulation: Principles and Policies (page 27)
- Accordingly, depositors may run on a bank upon the receipt of adverse economic news that induces them to revise their assessment of a bank's soundness.
- (printing, historical) To carry on or continue (e.g. the type for a new sentence) without making a break or commencing a new paragraph.
- (transitive, dated) To press with jokes or ridicule; to abuse with sarcasm; to bear hard on.