|1.||[ verb ] continue uninterrupted|
"The disease will run on unchecked" "The party kept going until 4 A.M."
|Related terms:||continue retain patronize|
|2.||[ verb ] be a regular customer or client of|
|Synonyms:||patronage support patronise patronize|
"We patronize this store" "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
|Related terms:||foster run_on patron patron|
|3.||[ verb ] allow to remain in a place or position|
|Synonyms:||keep retain continue keep_on|
"We cannot continue several servants any longer" "She retains a lawyer" "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff" "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"
|Related terms:||prolong continue run_on lengthiness|
|4.||[ verb ] suffice for a period between two points|
"This money will keep us going for another year"