also, run across
- to meet someone
- to find something
- It is used to express something that has come up by chance and was not a planned event or meeting
- The men had never come across a failure and hence did not know how to deal with it.
- I came across this very wise man who told me more about myself than anyone knew about.
- She wants to come across as this very confident young woman but then doesn’t that come from within?
- Can you come across to my desk to talk this out please?
- I am coming across such an issue after a very long time. Let me relook at what solution was used the last time it had happened.
- Have you come across such arrogant behaviour ever in your life?
- My mother came across this ancient recipe from my grandmother’s things and decided to give it a go. It was absolutely delicious.
- She should have come across his affair much sooner.
- Coming across such an important decision in life makes me feel closer to my friends and family.
- Have you come across such a problem before?
The origin of the phrase is speculated to be from the 12th century UK English.