(informal) to meet somebody by chance Guess who I ran into today!
- 1to enter an area of bad weather while travelling We ran into thick fog on the way home.
- 2to experience difficulties, etc. Be careful not to run into debt. to run into danger/trouble/difficulties
- 3to reach a particular level or amount Her income runs into six figures (= is more than £100 000, $100 000, etc.).
to crash into somebody/something The bus went out of control and ran into a line of people.