run across

run across
phrasal to meet with or discover by chance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • run across — (someone) to meet someone without planning to. You don t run across many people who don t own a TV …   New idioms dictionary

  • run across — (something) to find something without specifically looking for it. While looking for a present for my father, I ran across the most interesting book …   New idioms dictionary

  • run across — ► run across meet or find by chance. Main Entry: ↑run …   English terms dictionary

  • run across — index find (discover) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • run across — verb come together (Freq. 2) I ll probably see you at the meeting How nice to see you again! • Syn: ↑meet, ↑run into, ↑encounter, ↑come across, ↑see …   Useful english dictionary

  • run across — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms run across : present tense I/you/we/they run across he/she/it runs across present participle running across past tense ran across past participle run across run across someone/something to find something or to …   English dictionary

  • run across — we never expected to run across Mrs. Gundlach at the casino Syn: meet, meet by chance, come across, run into, chance on/upon, stumble on/upon, happen on/upon; informal bump into …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • run across — PHRASAL VERB If you run across someone or something, you meet them or find them unexpectedly. [V P n] We ran across some old friends in the village. Syn: come across …   English dictionary

  • run across — Synonyms and related words: alight upon, blunder upon, bump into, chance upon, come across, come among, come on, come up against, come upon, confront, discover serendipitously, encounter, fall across, fall among, fall foul of, fall in with, fall… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • run across — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To find or meet by chance: bump into, chance on (or upon), come across, come on (or upon), find, happen on (or upon), light on (or upon), run into, stumble on (or upon), tumble on. Archaic: alight on (or upon). Idiom …   English dictionary for students

  • run across — discover, happen to see, run into    While I was in Vancouver, I ran across an old friend of yours …   English idioms

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