run into sth

run into sth
UK US run into sth
Phrasal Verb with run({{}}/rʌn/ verb (running, ran, run)
to experience problems: »

run into trouble/difficulty/problems

to reach a particular cost or amount, as a total: »

The repairs will probably run into thousands of pounds.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • ˌrun ˈinto sth — phrasal verb 1) to start to experience something that is unpleasant The project soon ran into difficulties.[/ex] 2) to reach a particular amount The cost of paying for the flood damage could run into millions.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • run/work sth into the ground — drive/run/work sth into the ground ► to use something so much that it breaks or stops working: »They decided to run the car into the ground instead of changing it. Main Entry: ↑ground …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌrun ˈinto sb/sth — phrasal verb to hit someone or something by accident while you are driving A truck ran into me (= hit my car) this morning.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • drive/run/work sth into the ground — ► to use something so much that it breaks or stops working: »They decided to run the car into the ground instead of changing it. Main Entry: ↑ground …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌbreak ˈinto sth — phrasal verb 1) to enter a building by force, especially in order to steal things A house in Brecon Place was broken into last night.[/ex] 2) to start doing something The children saw the sea and broke into a run.[/ex] 3) to start to have success …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Run — A run consists of a series of bid and offer quotes for different securities or maturities. Dealers give to and ask for runs from each other. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. run run 1 [rʌn] verb ran PASTTENSE [ræn] …   Financial and business terms

  • run — A run consists of a series of bid and offer quotes for different securities or maturities ( maturity). dealers give and ask for runs from each other. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. run run 1 [rʌn] verb ran …   Financial and business terms

  • run*/*/*/ — [rʌn] (past tense ran [ræn] ; past participle run) verb I 1) to move quickly using your legs and feet You ll have to run if you want to catch the bus.[/ex] A cat ran across the road in front of me.[/ex] I ran to the door and opened it.[/ex] 2)… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • break into sth phrasal — verb (T) 1 STEAL to enter a building by using force, in order to steal something: Thieves broke into the bank vault by digging a tunnel. 2 break into a run/gallop/trot etc to suddenly start running etc: Suzie heard footsteps behind her and broke… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • run somebody into the ground — run sb/sth into the ˈground idiom to use sth so much that it is broken; to make sb work so hard that they are no longer able to work Main entry: ↑groundidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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