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English verb: run into

1. run into (stative) be beset by


SamplesThe project ran into numerous financial difficulties.


Synonymsencounter


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be

2. run into (contact) collide violently with an obstacle


SamplesI ran into the telephone pole.


Synonymsbump into, butt against, jar against, knock against


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)collide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike

3. run into (contact) hit against; come into sudden contact with


SamplesThe car hit a tree.
He struck the table with his elbow.


ExamplesThe car run intos the tree


Synonymscollide with, hit, impinge on, strike


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)touch


Narrower (hyponym)bang, bottom, bottom out, broadside, bump, bump into, butt against, clash, collide, connect, glance, jar against, knock, knock against, ping, rear-end, run into, spang, spat, stub, thud


Verb groupstrike


Antonymsmiss

4. run into (motion) come together


SamplesI'll probably see you at the meeting.
How nice to see you again!.


Synonymscome across, encounter, meet, run across, see


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)cross, intersect


Verb groupassemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet









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