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English definition of “run into sb”

run into sb

verb uk phrasal verb with run   /rʌn/ (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run) us  
B2 to meet someone you know when you are not expecting to: Graham ran into someone he used to know at school the other day.Meeting peopleOfficial meetings
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