Definition of Run across

1. Verb. Come together. "How nice to see you again!"

Exact synonyms: Come Across, Encounter, Meet, Run Into, See
Specialized synonyms: Cross, Intersect
Related verbs: Assemble, Foregather, Forgather, Gather, Meet
Derivative terms: Encounter, Meeting, Meeting

Definition of Run across

1. Verb. To cross by running. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To find or discover by chance. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Run Across

run-on sentence
run-on sentences
run-time error
run a bath
run a mile
run a red light
run a risk
run about
run across (current term)
run afoul
run afoul of
run after
run aground
run along
run amok
run and gun
run around
run around after
run around like a chicken with its head cut off
run around with
run away
run away with
run back

Literary usage of Run across

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Joint Select Committee Appointed to Inquire Into the Condition by Luke Potter Poland, John Scott (1872)
"... and my wife run to one of the doors and they knocked the top hinges off of the first, and she run across the house to the other, and agin that time ..."

2. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, Council of Safety (Conn.)., James Hammond Trumbull, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1873)
"... that then they state and affix a dividend line to run across said society north and south, making the east part a distinct society by itself, ..."

3. Records Relating to the Early History of Boston by Boston (Mass.). Registry Dept (1886)
"... up the Pavement in Orange Street, in Order to lay a Drain from his Laud lately Purchased on the Westerly Side of said Street, to run across the same, ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"... the declaration charged that the driver was looking to one side of the street, and that while so doing the child attempted to run across the street, ..."

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