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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyrun into
he/she/itruns into
present participlerunning into
past tenseran into
past participlerun into
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  1. 1
    run into someone/something to hit someone or something by accident while you are driving
    A truck ran into me (=hit my car) at the lights this morning.
  2. 2
    run into (the) millions/hundreds/thousands etc to reach a particular amount
    Flood damages could run into millions.
  3. 3
    run into trouble/difficulty/problems etc to start to have trouble/difficulty/problems etc
    Our project ran into difficulties when we lost a sponsor.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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