run upon
phrasal to run across ; meet with

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • run upon — phrasal : to run across : meet with …   Useful english dictionary

  • To run upon sorts — Sort Sort, n. [F. sorie (cf. It. sorta, sorte), from L. sors, sorti, a lot, part, probably akin to serere to connect. See {Series}, and cf. {Assort}, {Consort}, {Resort}, {Sorcery}, {Sort} lot.] 1. A kind or species; any number or collection of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • run into — Synonyms and related words: add up to, afford, aggregate, aggregate to, alight upon, alter into, amount to, bang, bang into, be converted into, become, blunder upon, bring, bring in, bump, bump into, cannon, carom, carom into, chance upon, change …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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 — [c]/rʌn / (say run) verb (ran, run, running) –verb (i) 1. to move quickly on foot, so as to go more rapidly than in walking (in bipedal locomotion, so that for an instant in each step neither foot is on the ground). 2. to do this for exercise, as …   Australian English dictionary

  • run — v. & n. v. (running; past ran; past part. run) 1 intr. go with quick steps on alternate feet, never having both or all feet on the ground at the same time. 2 intr. flee, abscond. 3 intr. go or travel hurriedly, briefly, etc. 4 intr. a advance by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • run on — verb 1. talk or narrate at length (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑speak, ↑talk • Verb Frames: Somebody s Sam and Sue run on 2. continue uninterrupted The di …   Useful english dictionary

  • Run — Run, v. i. [imp. {Ran}or {Run}; p. p. {Run}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Running}.] [OE. rinnen, rennen (imp. ran, p. p. runnen, ronnen). AS. rinnan to flow (imp. ran, p. p. gerunnen), and iernan, irnan, to run (imp. orn, arn, earn, p. p. urnen); akin to D …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Run — Run, v. i. [imp. {Ran}or {Run}; p. p. {Run}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Running}.] [OE. rinnen, rennen (imp. ran, p. p. runnen, ronnen). AS. rinnan to flow (imp. ran, p. p. gerunnen), and iernan, irnan, to run (imp. orn, arn, earn, p. p. urnen); akin to D …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Run — Run, v. i. [imp. {Ran}or {Run}; p. p. {Run}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Running}.] [OE. rinnen, rennen (imp. ran, p. p. runnen, ronnen). AS. rinnan to flow (imp. ran, p. p. gerunnen), and iernan, irnan, to run (imp. orn, arn, earn, p. p. urnen); akin to D …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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