Definition 2022


bump into



bump into (third-person singular simple present bumps into, present participle bumping into, simple past and past participle bumped into)

  1. (literally intransitive) To collide with.
    He bumped into the wall. I guess that's a risk you take when you read while walking.
  2. (literally transitive) To cause (a thing) to collide with.
    The roads were so slippery that I couldn't stop, and I bumped my car into the car in front of me.
  3. (idiomatic, transitive) To meet by chance.
    We bumped into each other at the library yesterday.