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English definition of “run across someone/something”

run across someone/something

phrasal verb with run    /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran  /ræn/, past participle run)
to meet someone unexpectedly , or to experience something unexpected : You don’t run across many people who don’t own a TV.
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