English version

run across somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrun across somebody/something phrasal verbMEETto meet someone or find something by chance I ran across him at a conference in Milan. I ran across some old love letters while I was clearing out a cupboard. run→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
run across Dorigo ran down inside left 30-40 yards unchallenged, hit a through ball which Wallace ran across from right centre on to.A pretty smile ran across her face as she listened to his answer.Fat screaming women ran across the boulevard to get in line for the quiz shows.I run across the car park.The Plot Once upon a time a mouse ran across the paw of a sleeping lion.I ran across the road and jumped up, clinging to the side of the phaeton.A shell exploded just in front of me, and just over a woman as she ran across the street.The border line between the two states runs across the summit of Elbrus.
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Verb table
run
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrun
he, she, itruns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyran
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave run
he, she, ithas run
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad run
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill run
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have run
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam running
he, she, itis running
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you, we, theyare running
Past
I, he, she, itwas running
you, we, theywere running
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been running
he, she, ithas been running
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been running
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be running
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been running
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