run on
verb Date: 15th century 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 (as an entry in a dictionary) at the end of a paragraphed item

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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