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Meaning of “run-in” in the English Dictionary

"run-in" in British English

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run-innoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrʌn.ɪn/ informal
If you have a run-in with someone, you have a ​seriousargument with them or you get into ​trouble with them: I had a run-in with the ​boss/the ​law/the ​policeyesterday.
(Definition of run-in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
Translations of “run-in”
in Chinese (Simplified) 激烈的争执,争吵, 冲突…
in Turkish münakaşa, tartışma, ağız dalaşı…
in Russian ссора…
in Chinese (Traditional) 激烈的爭執,爭吵, 衝突…
in Polish scysja, starcie…
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