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run across sb

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

phrasal verb with run uk   us   /rʌn/ verb (running, ran, run)
to ​meet someone without ​planning to: After a couple of ​hours, I ​finallyran across someone who could ​help me.
(Definition of run across sb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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