1. An encounter; a scrape or brush, especially one involving trouble or difficulty.
    • 2004, Pamela Morsi, Suburban Renewal (page 95)
      During that time he had two more run-ins with the law. One involved the sale of stolen property. The other was for a series of hot checks.
  2. The end-phase of a competition.
    Yahoo Sport's Leicester City blogger Helen Nutter gets ready for the Premier League run-in knowing her side - incredibly - still have a great chance of being crowned champions
  • Russian: сты́чка
  • Spanish: encontronazo

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