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run on (1)

Meaning: to use a particular type of fuel or a particular power source

For example:

  • run on sth Why did it take so long for the big car companies to develop and market cars that run on electricity instead of fossil fuels?

  • run on sth My new mobile phone runs on a battery that lasts for a month before it needs recharging.

Nouns often used as objects with
run on (1): oil, petrol, gasoline, gas, electricity, battery, solar power, nuclear power

Quick Quiz:

Because of global warming, it's very important that we try to stop using cars and other vehicles that run on
  1. petrol or gasoline
  2. electricity
  3. wheels

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