run into
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run 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 con
Clay jumped the red light and ran into a taxi.Clay pasó con el semáforo en rojo y chocó con un taxi.
b. chocar contra
He turned around to wave, while continuing to walk, and ran into a pole.Volteó para saludar, sin dejar de caminar, y chocó contra un poste.
c. chocar
Two cars ran into each other on the street in front of my house.Dos coches chocaron en la calle frente a mi casa.
2. (to meet by chance)
a. tropezarse con
I ran into a friend from Hawaii when I was traveling through Nicaragua.Me tropecé con una amiga de Hawai cuando estaba viajando por Nicaragua.
b. toparse con
Guess who I ran into today?¿A que no adivinas con quién me topé hoy?
c. encontrarse con
I work in the same building as Vera, but I've never run into her.Trabajo en el mismo edificio que Vera, pero aún no me he encontrado con ella.
3. (to encounter)
a. tropezar con
The program, while well intentioned, ran into opposition from many people.El programa, aunque bien intencionado, tropezó con la oposición de muchas personas.
b. encontrarse con
They ran into a dust storm while crossing the desert.Se encontraron con una tormenta de polvo al atravesar el desierto.
c. toparse con
The proposal to buy 80 per cent of the company ran into trouble with the finance committee.La propuesta de comprar el 80 por ciento de la compañía se topó con problemas en el comité de finanzas.
4. (to amount to)
a. ascender a
At this rate the total cost of repairing the building will run into the millions.A este paso el costo total de la reparación del edifició ascenderá a millones.
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run 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 or contra
to r into difficultiestropezar con problemas
2. (meet by chance)
a. encontrarse con
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run into
intransitive verb
1 (encounter) [+person] tropezar con; encontrarse con; [+problems] tropezar con
to run into debt contraer deudas; endeudarse
to run into difficulties
the negotiations have run into difficulties ha habido dificultades que han entorpecido or obstaculizado las negociaciones
2 (collide with)
the car ran into the lamppost el coche chocó contra el farol; the two cars ran into each other chocaron los dos coches
3 (merge)
the colours have run into each other se han mezclado or desteñido los colores
4 (amount to) elevarse a; ascender a
the cost will run into millions el coste se elevará a or ascenderá a varios millones
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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