run-in

[ ruhn-in ]SEE DEFINITION OF run-in

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUN-IN

Allow the generator to run for about twenty minutes to "run-in" the brush.

Take it from me, he wasn't the kind you want to have a run-in with—any time.

Forget her a minute and brace yourself for a run-in with that gang of rag-chewers in there.

Miss Langdon, you sure do look as if you'd been having a run-in with the governor.

It does come to an end at last, however, and at last also we do get our "run-in," such as it is.

We—we corrupt moderns—do expect a quickening up for the run-in.

"I had a run-in with this one in New York," and he pointed to Jack.

“My, but I had a run-in with old Haskers this afternoon,” said the stout youth.

Somebody had been complaining of him, and he was now about, as the phrase went, to be 'run-in'.

I had a run-in with him a few months ago and had him jailed.

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