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run into

Definition of run into

  1. 1 :  to move into (someone or something) in a sudden or forceful way <She wasn't paying attention and ran right into the table.> <He was driving in show and went off the road and ran into a tree.>

  2. 2 :  to meet (someone) by chance <I ran into an old classmate the other day.>

  3. 3 :  to experience (something that is unpleasant or difficult) <We ran into some problems setting up the computer.> <We ran into some bad weather on our way home.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to go faster than a walk

    :  to go steadily by springing steps so that both feet leave the ground for an instant in each step

    :  to move at a fast gallop

  1. :  an act or the action of running :  continued rapid movement

    :  a quickened gallop

    :  a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. :  being in a melted state

    :  made from molten material :  cast in a mold

    :  having made a migration or spawning run

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