run (something) into (something)

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run (something) into (something)

To cause something to collide with something else by driving it, steering it, or setting it on a course toward that thing. I can't believe you ran your car into the side of a building. Were you drunk or something? Johnny likes to roll his ball down the hill and run it into his toy monsters.
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run someone or something into something

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to take or drive someone or something into something or some place. Let me run you into the city this morning. I need the car today. Do you want to go to town? I have to run in George and you can come along.
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run something into something

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1. to guide or route something, such as a wire or a pipe, into something or a place. The worker ran the circuit into each room. He ran in the circuit as specified.
2. to guide something into something; to drive or steer something into something else. Bobby ran his bicycle into the wall, bending the front wheel. Please don't run your car into the wall! run something into the ground and drive something into the ground
1. Lit. to pound or force something into the ground. Use a heavy mallet to drive the stakes into the ground. Run this post into the ground and nail this sign to it.
2. Fig. to carry something too far. It was a good joke at first, Tom, but you've run it into the ground. Just because everyone laughed once, you don't have to drive it into the ground.
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run into someone or something

to bump into someone or something. I didn't mean to run into you. I'm sorry. Mary ran into the fence and scraped her elbow.
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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.
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run into

1. To go quickly into some place on foot: The wild horses ran into the woods.
2. To enter quickly or briefly some place on foot: I ran into the department store for some new socks.
3. To collide with something: I drove off the road and ran into a tree.
4. To drive or propel something and cause it to collide with something else: I ran my car into a tree. The truck ran the pedestrian into the guardrail.
5. To drive someone to some central place: I'll run you into the center of town and you can walk home from there.
6. To meet or find someone or something by chance: We ran into some old friends at the bar. I ran into a quaint restaurant outside of town.
7. To encounter some unpleasant or unfavorable situation: The travelers ran into some bad weather on their way over the mountains.
8. To amount to some quantity: His net worth runs into the millions.
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References in classic literature ?
It seems to be my destiny invariably to run into something.
I've been hoping to run into something similar to your magazine for years; detailed and professionally written and focusing on the business of film.
But I have run into something of a problem generating customers.
Beyond that, it comes down to a combination of genetics and having the bad luck to run into something carcinogenic in the environment.
It's easy to spend an hour or so browsing and it's pretty rare not to run Into something you didn't even know you needed.
Go anywhere in Mexico and you're bound to run into something made by the company.
Delve into literary or film studies, and you'll run into something called genre criticism.
After that, it will be the Prix Maurice de Gheest again and I hope we don't run into something from the Far East.
I don't care how good a driver you are - by the time you react and drop the phone, you will run into something.
The magnetic-field lines, he says, appear bunched up around the center of the disturbance, becoming more separated off to the sides, as though the field lines borne by the solar wind had run into something and were on their way to wrapping around it.