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Noun: run-in  'rún,in
  1. [informal] An angry dispute
    "they had a run-in";
    - quarrel, wrangle, row[2], words, dustup [informal], blue [Austral, NZ, informal], dust-up, bust-up [informal], ding-dong [Brit, informal], barney [Brit, informal], slanging match [Brit, informal]
     
  2. The straight stretch of a racetrack leading to the finish line
    - homestretch, home straight, home stretch
     
  3. The approach to an event

Derived forms: run-ins

Type of: conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute, stretch

Encyclopedia: Run-in