Run Into

How to Conjugate Run Into

  • Infinitive: Run Into
  • Present Tense: Run Into/Runs Into
  • -ing Form: Running Into
  • Past Tense: Ran Into
  • Past Participle: Run Into
Run Into is a separable phrasal verb and has 4 definitions.

Definitions of Run Into:

1. When collide with another object by accident.

Examples: A semi-truck ran into a Porsche on the highway.
The glass doors are so clean that I almost ran into them on my way outside.

2. To unexpectedly see a person you know.

Examples: I ran into my fifth grade teacher yesterday while I was getting coffee.
I used to run into Blake every weekend at the mall, but I haven’t run into him in a while.

3. To have an unexpected problem.

Examples: I was late to my appointment because I ran into an issue with my car.
My friend always runs into problems at the airport.

4. To enter a place quickly.

Examples: I just need to run into the store to get some bread.
Can you please run into the house and get my purse?

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