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run into (1)

Meaning: If you run into someone, you meet them by chance, or without expecting to.

Synonym: run across, come across, bump into (informal)

For example:

  • run into sb I ran into an old friend at the mall yesterday and we had a quick chat.

  • run into sb When Frank runs into his ex-wife at the supermarket, he asks her how she is.

Quick Quiz:

I ran into an old friend
  1. at his wedding
  2. at my dinner party
  3. at the gym

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