run into (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. at his wedding

b. at my dinner party

c. at the gym

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Contributor: Matt Errey