bump into

bump into
verb
collide violently with an obstacle (Freq. 1)
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I ran into the telephone pole

Hypernyms: ↑hit, ↑strike, ↑impinge on, ↑run into, ↑collide with
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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bump into [phrasal verb]
bump into (someone) informal : to meet (someone) by chance : to see and usually talk to (someone you did not expect to see)

I bumped into [=ran into] a friend at the store.

— see also bump 2 (above), 1
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Main Entry:bump

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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