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Definition of "run into" [run into]

  • To enter by running. (verb)
  • To collide with. (verb)
  • To cause to collide with. (verb)
  • To encounter or meet unexpectedly (literally or figuratively). (verb)
  • To reach, to flow into (a body of water). (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "run into" in a sentence
  • "Once again I am sixteen and hoping the door will open and I may just happen to run into Warren Clark, the twenty-five year old whom I secretly adore."
  • "But we just saw her run into the third-level stairwell, right about where Locke should be."
  • "In the university corridors I run into two other ex-classmates, Natasha and Luba."