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In English, can a person "run into" another one without moving?

I mean, when to "run into" means to "meet by chance".
Ex: I ran into an old friend while I was standing in the elevator/sitting in a cafe.

I mean, it seems to me that it's supposed to be the other person who ran into me in these cases. Am I thinking too much?

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    You are thinking too much. :) You don't need to specifically refer to the person who is moving. So, in your example, you can say either of these:

    An old friend ran into me while I was at the cafe.
    I ran into an old friend while I was sitting in the cafe.

    They mean the same thing: you met by chance.

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