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run-in

[ruhn-in] /ˈrʌnˌɪn/
noun
1.
a quarrel; argument.
2.
Printing. matter that is added to a text, especially without indenting for a new paragraph.
adjective
3.
Printing. added to a text without indenting.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; noun, adj. use of verb phrase run in
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Word Origin and History for runin

run-in

n.

"quarrel, confrontation," 1905, from verbal phrase, from run (v.) + in (adv.). From 1857 as "an act of running in."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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run-in

noun

A quarrel; an unpleasant confrontation: Sorry we had the run-in (1905+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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