bump into (someone or something)

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bump into (someone or something)

1. To touch or strike something or someone, usually lightly and unintentionally. I lost my balance and bumped into the person ahead of me in line. We need to move that coat rack because the door keeps bumping into it.
2. To randomly encounter someone. We didn't mean to exclude you! When Chad and I went out, we just bumped into the rest of the group, that's all. You won't believe who I bumped into at the airport.
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bump into someone

 and run into someone 
1. Lit. to move inadvertently or crash into someone. Excuse me. I didn't mean to bump into you. The child on the bicycle nearly bumped into me.
2. Fig. to chance on someone; to meet someone by chance. (Not normally with physical contact.) Guess who I bumped into downtown today? I ran into Bill Jones yesterday.
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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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bump into

v.
1. To collide with someone or something accidentally: I wasn't looking where I was going and bumped into a garbage can.
2. To encounter someone or something by chance: I often bump into my friends at the grocery store.
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Jagan stopped by to chat whenever he bumped into us. "I want to learn more", he told Sid often.
Along one meadow stretch, blue-winged butterflies fluttered around like whispers while the bees bumped into us as if drunk on wildflower ale.
"Jean-Michel's diagnosis shocked me into action, but when I thought about it there were loads of reasons to tackle my weight, like the time a couple that Mum knew bumped into us at the supermarket and congratulated Mum on the imminent birth of her grandchild.
In Northern Ireland we say sorry all the time - even when someone's bumped into us or stood on our toes.
After all, we operate the reflex-apology rule, saying sorry to someone if they've bumped into us; uptight when it comes to sharing food, except when we eat chips then there's a free-for-all.
The Sir Mark Prescott-trained filly appeared to stumble starting the turn out of the back straight and her jockey, George Duffield, revealed: "The winner saw something as we were coming round the bend and bumped into us. But it made no difference because it happened a long way from home.
Of course, Alison insisted she'd bumped into us by complete accident and muttered something about having just visited the hairdressers.
"A woman called Carol Shedwick from Manchester bumped into us and recognised Cerys from the articles in the Mirror.
He told the Gerry Ryan Show: "He bumped into us in the airport.