I. adjective Date: 1877 continuing without rhetorical pause from one line of verse into another II. noun Date: circa 1909 1. something (as a dictionary entry) that is run on 2. run-on sentence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Run-on sentence — A run on sentence is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses (that is, complete sentences) are joined with no punctuation or conjunction. It is generally considered to be a grammatical error. Some grammarians also include a comma… …   Wikipedia

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  • run on fumes — verb a) To operate a vehicle that is low on fuel. We were running on fumes by the time we arrived, but we made it to the next gas station. b) By extension, to operate with few resources or little money. The organization had been running on fumes… …   Wiktionary

  • run-on sentence — noun Date: 1914 a sentence containing two or more clauses not connected by the correct conjunction or punctuation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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