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RUN INTO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does run into mean? 

RUN INTO (verb)
  The verb RUN INTO has 4 senses:

1. be beset by
2. collide violently with an obstacle
3. hit against; come into sudden contact with
4. come together

  Familiarity information: RUN INTO used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUN INTO (verb)


Sense 1run into [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be beset by

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

run into; encounter

Context example:

The project ran into numerous financial difficulties

Hypernyms (to "run into" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2run into [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Collide violently with an obstacle

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

bump into; jar against; knock against; run into; butt against

Context example:

I ran into the telephone pole

Hypernyms (to "run into" is one way to...):

collide with; hit; impinge on; run into; strike (hit against; come into sudden contact with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3run into [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit against; come into sudden contact with

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

collide with; impinge on; strike; hit; run into

Context examples:

The car hit a tree / He struck the table with his elbow

Hypernyms (to "run into" is one way to...):

touch (make physical contact with, come in contact with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run into"):

stub (strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object)

clash; collide (crash together with violent impact)

bump into; butt against; jar against; knock against; run into (collide violently with an obstacle)

bump; knock (knock against with force or violence)

bottom out (hit the ground)

bottom (strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom)

thud (strike with a dull sound)

spat (strike with a sound like that of falling rain)

connect (land on or hit solidly)

broadside (collide with the broad side of)

rear-end (collide with the rear end of)

bang; spang (leap, jerk, bang)

ping (hit with a pinging noise)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The car run intos the tree


Sense 4run into [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come together

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

encounter; meet; run across; come across; run into; see

Context examples:

I'll probably see you at the meeting / How nice to see you again!

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run into"):

cross; intersect (meet at a point)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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