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exp.
to find
exp.
to run into
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bump into
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come across
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hit
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to run into
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hit an obstacle
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to run into an obstacle
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topar

  
a       vi  
1    (=encontrar)  
topar con        [+persona]   to run into, come across, bump into  
  [+objeto]   to find, come across  
2    (=chocar)  
topar contra      to run into, hit  
topar con un obstáculo      to run into an obstacle, hit an obstacle  
3    (=consistir)  
la dificultad topa en eso      that's where the trouble lies, there's the rub  
4      (Méx)   (=reñir)   to quarrel
b       vt  
1      (Zool)   to butt, horn
2      [+persona]   to run into, come across, bump into  
  [+objeto]  
to find, come across  
le topé por casualidad en el museo      I happened to bump into him in the museum  
3      (Andes, Cono Sur, Méx)   (=apostar)   to bet, stake
c    toparse      vpr  
toparse con        [+persona]   to run into, come across, bump into  
  [+objeto]   to find, come across  
me topé con él hoy en el bar      I bumped into him in the bar today  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
"topar con": examples and translations in context
Probablemente, nos vamos a topar con mis alumnos. We're probably going to run into my students.
¿Me dejaría de topar con Big? Would I never run into Big?
Su cuñado justo se acaba de topar con un contratista que está buscando un par de hombres para verter el cemento en un nuevo edificio. His brother-in-law has just run into a contractor who is looking for a couple of men to pour concrete for a new building.
Me acabo de topar con esta historia de Brice Taylor, que ha llamado mi atención y ha despertado mi curiosidad. I just happen to have run into this story of Brice Taylor, and it has called my attention and triggered my curiosity.
No te quieres topar con alguien y es la primera persona a la que ves. YOU DON'T WANT TO RUN INTO SOMEONE, THEY'RE THE FIRST PERSON YOU SEE.
Podríamos topar con una célula terrorista. We could be walking into the middle of a terrorist cell.
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