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English definition of “run across sb”

run across sb

informal phrasal verb with run     /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
to meet someone you know when you are not expecting to: I ran across several old friends when I went back to my hometown .Meeting peopleOfficial meetings
(Definition of run across sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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