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Definition 1: collide violently with an obstacle - [verb of contact]

Samples where run into or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I ran into the telephone pole

Synonyms for run into in the sense of this definition

(run into is a kind of ...) hit against; come into sudden contact with

"The car hit a tree" "He struck the table with his elbow"

Definition 2: hit against; come into sudden contact with - [verb of contact]

Samples where run into or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car hit a tree
  • He struck the table with his elbow

Synonyms for run into in the sense of this definition

(run into is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

(... is a kind of run into ) strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object

"She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken"

(... is a kind of run into ) crash together with violent impact

"The cars collided" "Two meteors clashed"

(... is a kind of run into ) collide violently with an obstacle

"I ran into the telephone pole"

(... is a kind of run into ) knock against with force or violence

"My car bumped into the tree"

(... is a kind of run into ) hit the ground

"the car bottomed out where the driveway meets the road"

(... is a kind of run into ) strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom

(... is a kind of run into ) strike with a dull sound

"Bullets were thudding against the wall"

(... is a kind of run into ) strike with a sound like that of falling rain

"Bullets were spatting the leaves"

(... is a kind of run into ) land on or hit solidly

"The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"

(... is a kind of run into ) collide with the broad side of

"her car broad-sided mine"

(... is a kind of run into ) collide with the rear end of

"The car rear-ended me"

(... is a kind of run into ) leap, jerk, bang

"Bullets spanged into the trees"

(... is a kind of run into ) hit with a pinging noise

"The bugs pinged the lamp shade"

(... is a kind of run into ) hit at an angle

(run into has a similar meaning as ...) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

"The teacher struck the child" "the opponent refused to strike" "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

Definition 3: come together - [verb of motion]

Samples where run into or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll probably see you at the meeting
  • How nice to see you again!

Synonyms for run into in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of run into ) meet at a point

(run into has a similar meaning as ...) collect in one place

"We assembled in the church basement" "Let's gather in the dining room"

Definition 4: be beset by - [verb of stative]

Samples where run into or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The project ran into numerous financial difficulties

Synonyms for run into in the sense of this definition

(run into is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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