run into
phrasal 1. a. to change or transform into ; become b. to merge with c. to mount up to <
their yearly income often runs into six figures
>
2. a. to collide with b. to meet by chance <
ran into an old classmate the other day
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • run into — (someone) to meet someone by chance. I ran into Mike on Seventh Avenue …   New idioms dictionary

  • run into — index impinge, pervade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • run into — verb 1. be beset by (Freq. 6) The project ran into numerous financial difficulties • Syn: ↑encounter • Hypernyms: ↑be • Verb Frames: Something s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • run into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms run into : present tense I/you/we/they run into he/she/it runs into present participle running into past tense ran into past participle run into 1) run into someone to meet someone when you did not expect to… …   English dictionary

  • run into — {v.} 1. To mix with; join with. * /If the paint brush is too wet, the red paint will run into the white on the house./ * /This small brook runs into a big river in the valley below./ 2. To add up to; reach; total. * /Car repairs can run into a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run into — {v.} 1. To mix with; join with. * /If the paint brush is too wet, the red paint will run into the white on the house./ * /This small brook runs into a big river in the valley below./ 2. To add up to; reach; total. * /Car repairs can run into a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run\ into — v 1. To mix with; join with. If the paint brush is too wet, the red paint will run into the white on the house. This small brook runs into a big river in the valley below. 2. To add up to; reach; total. Car repairs can run into a lot of money.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run into — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you run into problems or difficulties, you unexpectedly begin to experience them. [V P n (not pron)] Wang agreed to sell IBM systems last year after it ran into financial problems... [V P n (not pron)] But the government s… …   English dictionary

  • run into — 1) a car ran into his van Syn: collide with, hit, strike, crash into, smash into, plow into, ram, impact 2) I ran into Hugo the other day See run across 3) we ran into a problem …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • run into — I. bump, crash into    My car slid on the ice and I ran into a mail box knocked it down. II. meet by chance, bump into, run across    Did you run into anyone you know? See any old friends? …   English idioms

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