[Idiom] About phrasal verb or idiom

lzy917

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Can you use "come across" to express the idea of finding a place unexpectedly instead of running into someone? If not, is there any phrasal verb or idiom that you can use to express that idea?
 

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Yes, you can.
 

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You can also say:

- found myself at/in
- ended up at/in
- wound up at/in

Old-fashioned expressions:

- chanced upon
- happened upon
 

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And also

stumble on or upon
 

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In BrE, the most common way of expressing that you met someone unexpectedly is to say that you "bumped into them".
 

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In BrE, the most common way of expressing that you met someone unexpectedly is to say that you "bumped into them".

Unlike come across, this wouldn't work for finding a place unexpectedly.
 
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