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bread

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I came across an obstacle.

From the dictionary, "come across stn/sb" means to discover something by chance, or to meet someone by chance. If I intend to say I meet an obstacle (unexpectedly) rather than I discover an obstacle, does the sentence above possess my intention as well?

Thank you in advance!
 

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bread said:
I came across an obstacle.

From the dictionary, "come across stn/sb" means to discover something by chance, or to meet someone by chance. If I intend to say I meet an obstacle (unexpectedly) rather than I discover an obstacle, does the sentence above possess my intention as well?

Thank you in advance!

Yes, "came across" is consistent with an unexpected meeting/discovery. :wink:
 
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