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    encounter

    encounter - Dictionary definition and meaning for word encounter

    Definition
    (noun) a minor short-term fight
    Synonyms : brush , clash , skirmish
    Definition
    (noun) a casual or unexpected convergence
    Synonyms : meeting
    Example Sentence
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway
    Definition
    (noun) a casual meeting with a person or thing
    Synonyms : coming upon
    Definition
    (noun) a hostile disagreement face-to-face Definition
    (verb) come together
    Synonyms : come across , meet , run across , run into , see
    Example Sentence
    • I'll probably see you at the meeting
    • How nice to see you again!
    Definition
    (verb) come upon, as if by accident; meet with
    Synonyms : bump , chance , find , happen
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) be beset by
    Synonyms : run into
    Example Sentence
    • The project ran into numerous financial difficulties
    Definition
    (verb) experience as a reaction
    Synonyms : meet , receive
    Example Sentence
    • My proposal met with much opposition
    Definition
    (verb) contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
    Synonyms : meet , play , take on
    Example Sentence
    • Princeton plays Yale this weekend
    • Charlie likes to play Mary
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