"the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"
"she struck a goldmine"
"The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
be perceived in a certain way; make a certain impression
"I'll probably see you at the meeting"
"How nice to see you again!"
communicate the intended meaning or impression;
"He came across very clearly"
be received or understood
- We've just come across an old friend.
- Perhaps I shall come across him in France.
- I came across this book in an old bookstore in London.
- He spoke for a long time but his meaning did not really come across.