Dictionary.com

run into

Save This Word!

verb (preposition; mainly intr)
(also tr) to collide with or cause to collide withher car ran into a tree
to encounter unexpectedly
(also tr) to be beset by or cause to be beset bythe project ran into financial difficulties
to extend to; be of the order ofdebts running into thousands
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

How to use run into in a sentence

Other Idioms and Phrases with run into

run into

1

Meet or find by chance, as in I ran into an old friend at the concert. [c. 1900]

2

See run against, def. 1.

3

Collide with, as in The car ran straight into the retaining wall. [c. 1800]

4

Incur, as in We've run into extra expenses with the renovation, or James said they've run into debt. [c. 1400]

5

Mount up, increase to, as in Her book may well run into a second volume.

6

Follow without interruption, as in What with one day running into the next, we never knew just what day it was! or He spoke so fast his words ran into one another. [Late 1600s] Also see run into a stone wall; run into the ground.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK