run across


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run across

1. Literally, to cross something or some place either by literally running or by travelling very quickly. She ran across the street to tell me the news. I have to run across town to deposit some money into my bank account.
2. To find or see someone or something incidentally. I ran across him in the library after work, and we got into a great conversation about Hemingway. I ran across a $20 bill on my way to school this morning! If you run across my jacket, please let me know. I forget where I left it.
See also: across, run

run across something

to cross something while running. The joggers all ran across the bridge together. The mice ran across the floor, not knowing that a cat was watching them.
See also: across, run

run across

v.
To find someone or something by chance; come upon someone or something: I ran across some old friends at the store.
See also: across, run
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People are fighting and dying of cancer every day and that's bigger than me, or my businesses, or my wife missing me for fiveand-a-half months while I go off and run across America.
Procedure: Have the receivers run across in front of the thrower (coach) who should try to throw the ball in back of the receiver's near hip.
Mark Allison takes a picture of the > Pacific Ocean after finishing his epic run across Australia.
I saw him run across and then, as he went to run back, he was hit by the car.
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The spots and pits, each about 10 kilometers in diameter, run across the northern hemisphere of Europa, according to a new analysis of images taken in 1996 and 1998 by the Galileo spacecraft.
On arrival officers saw a male pedestrian appear from the side of the road and run across the carriageway, the central reservation and the north-bound carriageway.
Mark, 40, from Shotley Bridge, County Durham, started a 20-month regime for a 70-day, 2,600-mile run across Australia from October to December 2013.
Their decision to ignore requests not to run across the 18-yard box helped spark a mass scuffle between United's players and Chelsea ground staff and stewards.
Mark 'Run Geordie Run' Allison's next challenge will be to run across Australia from west to east taking in 2,600 miles.