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English definition of “run into sth”

run into sth

verb uk phrasal verb with run   /rʌn/ (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run) us  

(EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS)

If you run into problems, you begin to experience them: We ran into bad weather/debt/trouble.

(REACH AN AMOUNT)

to reach a particular cost or amount, as a total: The repairs will probably run into thousands of pounds.
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