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Origin of run-in
Words nearby run-in
Example sentences from the Web for run-in
Reyes later laughed it off as a “run-in” over what to watch on TV that night.
Wilkinson says the gel combats the “I had a run-in with a can of paint” defense.
According to Murphy's family and local news reports, this was the teen's first run-in with the law.
Evi filmed her run-in at the union offices with her ever-present handheld camera.
I had my own run-in with these Taliban guys in Maiduguri two years ago.
It does come to an end at last, however, and at last also we do get our "run-in," such as it is.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1|George Saintsbury
Forget her a minute and brace yourself for a run-in with that gang of rag-chewers in there.Torchy, Private Sec.|Sewell Ford
"And there was a run-in this morning between your boss and his brother," observed the Squire, scratching a match.When Egypt Went Broke|Holman Day
He had visited the neighborhood for a special purpose, and his run-in with the three rowdies had only been a side diversion.Oscar the Detective|Harlan Page Halsey
I hear you've had a run-in with the bad man of Chicito Caon, son.The Sheriff's Son|William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for run-in
Idioms and Phrases with run-in
Insert or include something extra, as in Can you run this map in with the text? [Early 1800s]
Also, run on. In printing, make a solid body of text without a paragraph or other break, as in The quotation should be run in rather than set as a paragraph.
Also, run someone in. Take someone into custody, as in The police were going to run him in, but he got away. [Slang; mid-1800s]
Visit someone briefly, as in If I have time, I'll run in to see Aunt Mary. [Second half of 1800s]
Break something or someone in, as in Let's run in the new model on a short flight. [Early 1900s] Also see run into.