run across

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To find or discover by chance

While I was cleaning the kitchen cupboards, I ran across Mother's recipe for Cornish game hens.

To cross by running

The police ran across the bridge to catch the criminal.

bump into, come up against
come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"
If you run across someone or something, you meet them or find them unexpectedly. We ran across some old friends in the village. = come across
run across


    run a·cross

    Türkische aussprache

    rʌn ıkrôs


    /ˈrən əˈkrôs/ /ˈrʌn əˈkrɔːs/


    [ 'r&n ] (verb.) before 12th century. Middle English ronnen, alteration of rinnen, v.i. and of rennen, v.t., from Old Norse renna; akin to Old High German rinnan, v.i., to run, Sanskrit rinAti he causes to flow, and probably to Latin rivus stream.

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