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encounter (n):
a casual meeting with a person or thing
encounter (n):
a minor short-term fight
Related Words: skirmish
encounter (n):
a hostile disagreement face-to-face
Related Word: confrontation
encounter (n):
a casual or unexpected convergence
Samples
he still remembers their meeting in Paris.
there was a brief encounter in the hallway

Related Words: meeting
encounter (v):
come together
Samples
I'll probably see you at the meeting.
How nice to see you again!

Related Words: meet
encounter (v):
contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
Samples
Princeton plays Yale this weekend.
Charlie likes to play Mary

Related Words: meetplay
encounter (v):
come upon, as if by accident; meet with
Samples
We find this idea in Plato.
I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here.
She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day

Related Words: find
encounter (v):
be beset by
Samples
The project ran into numerous financial difficulties
encounter (v):
experience as a reaction
Samples
My proposal met with much opposition
Related Word: receive
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