bump into

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bump into (third-person singular simple present bumps into, present participle bumping into, simple past and past participle bumped into)

  1. (intransitive, literally) To collide with.
    He bumped into the wall. I guess that's a risk you take when you read while walking.
  2. (transitive, literally) To cause (a thing) to collide with.
    The roads were so slippery that I couldn't stop, and I bumped my car into the car in front of me.
  3. (transitive, idiomatic) To meet by chance.
    We bumped into each other at the library yesterday.