bump into
phrasal to encounter especially by chance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bump into — (someone/something) to unexpectedly meet someone or find something. Last week, Jill bumped into an old college friend she hadn t seen in years. The story is about an amateur detective who lives in Maine and has an amazing ability to bump into… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bump into — [v] happen upon chance upon, come across, encounter, hit, light, light upon, luck, meet, meet up with, run across, run into, stumble, tumble; concept 114 …   New thesaurus

  • bump into — index collide (crash against) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bump into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bump into : present tense I/you/we/they bump into he/she/it bumps into present participle bumping into past tense bumped into past participle bumped into 1) bump into someone to meet someone unexpectedly I… …   English dictionary

  • bump into — verb collide violently with an obstacle (Freq. 1) I ran into the telephone pole • Syn: ↑run into, ↑jar against, ↑butt against, ↑knock against • Hypernyms: ↑hit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bump into — PHRASAL VERB If you bump into someone you know, you meet them unexpectedly. [INFORMAL] [V P n] I happened to bump into Mervyn Johns in the hallway. Syn: run into …   English dictionary

  • bump into — {v.}, {informal} To meet without expecting to; happen to meet; come upon by accident. * /Mary was walking down the street, when she suddenly bumped into Joan./ * /Ed was surprised to bump into John at the football game./ Syn.: RUN INTO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bump into — {v.}, {informal} To meet without expecting to; happen to meet; come upon by accident. * /Mary was walking down the street, when she suddenly bumped into Joan./ * /Ed was surprised to bump into John at the football game./ Syn.: RUN INTO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bump\ into — v informal To meet without expecting to; happen to meet; come upon by accident. Mary was walking down the street, when she suddenly bumped into Joan. Ed was surprised to bump into John at the football game. Syn.: run into …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bump into — phr verb Bump into is used with these nouns as the object: ↑acquaintance …   Collocations dictionary

  • bump into — Synonyms and related words: alight upon, bang, bang into, blunder upon, bump, cannon, carom, carom into, chance upon, clash, collide, come across, come among, come into collision, come on, come up against, come upon, concuss, confront, confront… …   Moby Thesaurus

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