run across

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  • (file)

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run across (third-person singular simple present runs across, present participle running across, simple past ran across, past participle run across)

  1. To cross by running.
    The police ran across the bridge to catch the criminal.
  2. (idiomatic) To find or discover by chance; to come across.
    While I was cleaning the kitchen cupboards, I ran across Mother's recipe for Cornish game hens.

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