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English definition of “run (something) into something”

run (something) into something

(HIT) phrasal verb with run    /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran  /ræn/, past participle run)
to unintentionally drive a vehicle into something: He ran his car into a ditch.
(Definition of run (something) into something (HIT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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