Run On Meaning

(transitive, dated) To press with jokes or ridicule; to abuse with sarcasm; to bear hard on.

Example:   We can't afford for the performance to run on for more than the specified 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.