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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theybump into
he/she/itbumps into
present participlebumping into
past tensebumped into
past participlebumped into
  1. 1
    bump into someone to meet someone unexpectedly

    I bumped into your mother at the supermarket.

  2. 2
    bump into something to accidentally hit against something

    As I turned round, I bumped into a filing cabinet.

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