verb + object + adverb
See parent entry: → run
- 1 (confrontation) [colloquial]run-in
withsomebody/somethingroce (masculine) conalguien/algoExample sentences
- He first stepped in to help when he was suspended after a run-in with an official and in the same week the assistant manager quit, leaving Town with nobody to man the dug-out.
- In recent months, published reports have suggested that the development had stalled because of run-ins with city officials and a lack of cash.
- I've had some run-ins with Australian customs officials myself for no reason except that I was singing as I was waiting for my bags.
- Her vehicular troubles stem from her August 2007 run-in with a parked car that was captured ever-so-efficiently by the ubiquitous paparazzi.
- 2 2.1 (preparatory period) (British English) run-in
tosomethingperíodo (masculine) previo2.2 (trial run) aalgoExample sentences
- We will use electronic monitors for 8-12 months after an initial two month run-in period before the intervention.
- After a three month dietary run-in period patients were stratified on the basis of fasting plasma glucose concentration and body weight.
- We excluded participants if they recorded no impairment in quality of life in their diaries during the run-in period or if they filled in their diaries on fewer than 10 days during that period.
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