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Run-in  n.  An argument or quarrel.

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"Run-in" Quotes from Famous Books

... exclaimed. "I call that snappy work. Twelve hours in New York, and a run-in with the police! I've noticed," he added, as the painter hurriedly quitted the room, "that, when you take the bad man out of his own cock-pit, he rarely lasts as far ...
— The Call of the Cumberlands • Charles Neville Buck

... that fellow Gaffington. Andy's sorry he had a run-in with him, and I don't blame Andy. He had trouble before, and this will only add to it. And that Gaffington is just mean enough, and small-spirited enough, to make trouble for Andy down there at Yale. He's a sport—but one ...
— Andy at Yale - The Great Quadrangle Mystery • Roy Eliot Stokes

... Before going out with his gun, he wrote a letter to my father, and sent it by a trustworthy blackfellow. My father got the letter about ten o'clock at night; and he had a horse run-in at once, and started off for the station through a raging thunderstorm, arriving next day only in time to see his friend's body before it was moved to the house. My father was terribly cut-up about it. He was manager of an adjoining ...
— Such is Life • Joseph Furphy

... probably you and Pat had just had a run-in, the way he acted." Starr went back to scanning that part of the mesa where he had glimpsed the rider. He could not afford to forget business in the pleasure of talking aimless, trivial things with ...
— Starr, of the Desert • B. M Bower

... who had been keeping a sharp lookout ahead in the moonlight, supplemented by the strong headlight of the Catwhisker, pointed out what seemed to be a suitable mooring place for the yacht for the rest of the night, and a careful run-in was made, accompanied by pole-soundings to prevent running aground. The depth proved to be O.K., and in a short time the yacht was tied up to a small tree which leaned over almost far enough to dip some of its branches into the water. ...
— The Radio Boys in the Thousand Islands • J. W. Duffield

Words linked to "Run-in" :   fracas, bickering, difference, spat, squabble, bicker, difference of opinion, row, conflict, bust-up, pettifoggery, dispute, tiff, words, wrangle, altercation, dustup, affray, quarrel, fuss

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