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'encounter'

Overview of noun encounter
1. brush, clash, encounter, skirmish -- (a minor short-term fight)

2. meeting, encounter -- (a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway")

3. encounter, coming upon -- (a casual meeting with a person or thing)

4. confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off -- (a hostile disagreement face-to-face)


Overview of verb encounter
1. meet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, see -- (come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!")

2. find, happen, chance, bump, encounter -- (come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "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")

3. run into, encounter -- (be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties")

4. meet, encounter, receive -- (experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition")

5. meet, encounter, play, take on -- (contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary")



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