Meaning of “run across someone/something” in the English Dictionary

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"run across someone/something" in American English

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run across someone/something

phrasal verb with run us /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.

(Definition of “run across someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)