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run across

Meaning: to meet somebody by chance, or to find something by chance

Synonym: come across

For example:

  • run across sth/sb Did you run across any old friends at the concert?

  • run across sth/sb While I was cleaning out a cupboard I came ran across some tapes I'd made with my band about twenty years ago.

Quick Quiz:

Charlie ran across an old friend when he
  1. went to his house
  2. was walking in the street
  3. met him for dinner

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