bump into


verb

(intr, preposition) informal to meet by chance; encounter unexpectedly

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Idioms and Phrases with bump into

bump into

1

Also, bump against. Collide, come in contact with; same as bang into. For example, It's easy to bump into furniture in the dark. [Mid-1800s]

2

Encounter, meet by chance, as in While I was downtown, I bumped into George. [Colloquial; 1880s] Also see run into.

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