bump up against

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Related to bump up against: dig around

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Officers should watch people who repeatedly bump up against others or those who use a ruse, such as assisting a passenger with luggage, to get close to a potential victim's wallet or purse.
Ultimately, it seems that Stockholder's work operates as a visual form of aphasia, a condition in which words turn into objects, in which signifiers are severed from their signifieds so that sense and nonsense bump up against one another, become almost interchangeable, bits and pieces of both drifting along.
As manufacturers bump up against the limitations of traditional optical lithography, they are turning to Tegal for the tools and expertise that allow them to keep pace with Moore's Law," said Mike Parodi, Chairman and Chief Executive of Tegal Corp.