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ran upon

phrase
past tense of run upon

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1 to come upon unexpectedly or by chance
  • The boy ran upon a small house while exploring the woods.

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2 to come upon face-to-face or as if face-to-face
  • We ran upon our neighbor in the grocery store.

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“Ran upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ran%20upon. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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