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to run into
bump into
to find
come across
'toparse con' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
toparse con ; encontrarse con
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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  
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  
See also:

topar, topera, tocarse, tomarse

"toparse con": examples and translations in context
Si llega a toparse con este payaso, tráigamelo. If you happen to run into this joker, bring him in.
Algunas veces uno puede toparse con cosas muy interesantes. Sometimes you run into some very interesting things.
Hola, no esperaba toparse con ustedes aquí. Hello, didn't expect to bump into you here.
Lo mejor es toparse con extraños que después se convierten en buenos amigos para toda la vida. The best thing is you bump into strangers [who later] become good friends, lifelong friends.
Porqué me di cuenta de que toparse con algo inesperado puede ser una cosa maravillosa. Because I realized, encountering something unexpected can be a wonderful thing.
No pueden retirarse sin toparse con personal jerárquico lo cual es a menudo amenazante y confrontativo. They can't leave the work floor without encountering management, which is often threatening and confrontational.
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