bump into
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bump into(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to collide with)
a. chocar contra
Judy bumped into your car backing out, but it didn't do much damage.Judy chocó contra tu carro saliendo marcha atrás, pero no hizo mucho daño.
b. darse contra
I bumped into a lamppost because I was texting and walking.Me di contra una farola porque estaba enviando un mensaje de texto al caminar.
2. (to meet by chance)
a. toparse con
You'll never guess who I bumped into today.Nunca adivinarás con quien me topé hoy.
b. encontrarse
20 years later, the former lovers bumped into each other on the streets of Timbuktu.20 años después, los antiguos amantes se encontraron en las calles de Tombuctú.
c. tropezar con
Arnold bumped into the doorman in the hallway and asked if he had seen his wife.Arnold tropezó con el portero en el pasillo y le preguntó si había visto a su esposa.
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bump into
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (collide with)
a. chocar con
2. (colloquial)
a. encontrarse con, toparse con (meet by chance)
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bump into
intransitive verb
1 [+person, vehicle] chocar contra; dar con or contra
she bumped into the wall in the dark
2 (meet) tropezar con; toparse con
fancy bumping into you! ¡qué casualidad encontrarte aquí!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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