bump up against

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Related to bump up against: dig around

w>bump up against

vi +prep objtreffen
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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.
Clever, catchy songs sparkle with samples as processed beats bump up against gyrating guitars in a waggish production overseen by Tortoise's John McEntire.
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.