Phrasal Verbs

run into (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb run into (1)


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


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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