Meaning of “run-in” in the English Dictionary

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"run-in" in British English

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(Definition of “run-in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"run-in" in American English

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run-innoun [ C ]

us /ˈrʌn·ɪn/ infml

an argument, disagreement, or fight:

She’d had a run-in with the dog before.

(Definition of “run-in” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)