run into


run into
verb
1. be beset by (Freq. 6)
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The project ran into numerous financial difficulties

Syn: ↑encounter
Hypernyms: ↑be
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

2. hit against; come into sudden contact with (Freq. 1)
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The car hit a tree

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He struck the table with his elbow

Syn: ↑hit, ↑strike, ↑impinge on, ↑collide with
Ant: ↑miss (for: ↑hit)
Derivationally related forms: ↑strike (for: ↑strike), ↑striker (for: ↑strike), ↑striking (for: ↑strike), ↑hit (for: ↑hit), ↑hitting (for: ↑hit)
Hypernyms: ↑touch
Hyponyms:
stub, ↑ping, ↑spang, ↑bang, ↑rear-end, ↑broadside, ↑connect, ↑spat, ↑thud, ↑bottom, ↑bottom out, ↑bump, ↑knock, ↑bump into, ↑jar against, ↑butt against, ↑knock against, ↑collide, ↑clash, ↑glance
Verb Group: ↑strike
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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The car run intos the tree

3. collide violently with an obstacle (Freq. 1)
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I ran into the telephone pole

Hypernyms: ↑hit, ↑strike, ↑impinge on, ↑collide with
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

4. come together
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I'll probably see you at the meeting

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How nice to see you again!

Syn: ↑meet, ↑encounter, ↑run across, ↑come across, ↑see
Derivationally related forms: ↑encounter (for: ↑encounter), ↑meeting (for: ↑meet)
Hyponyms: ↑intersect, ↑cross
Verb Group: ↑meet, ↑gather, ↑assemble, ↑forgather, ↑foregather
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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1) collide with

he ran into a lamp post

meet by chance

I ran into Stasia and Katie on the way home

experience (a problem or difficult situation)

the bank ran into financial difficulties

2) reach (a level or amount)

debts running into millions of dollars

3) blend into or appear to coalesce with

her words ran into each other

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run into [phrasal verb]
1 run into (someone or something) : to move into (someone or something) in a sudden or forceful way

He went off the road and ran into a tree. = His car went off the road and ran into a tree.

Some guy on a bike almost ran into me!

She wasn't paying attention and ran right into the table.

2 run into (someone) : to meet (someone) by chance

I ran into [=ran across] an old classmate the other day.

3 run into (something) : to experience (something that is unpleasant or difficult) :encounter

We ran into some bad weather on our way home.

We ran into some problems setting up the computer.

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Main Entry:run

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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