Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb run_into

4 senses of run into

Sense 1
run into, encounter -- (be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
run into, bump into, jar against, butt against, knock against -- (collide violently with an obstacle; "I ran into the telephone pole")
       => hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with -- (hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow")

Sense 3
hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with -- (hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

Sense 4
meet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, see -- (come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!")

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