Definitions of encounter:
  • noun:   a casual meeting with a person of thing
  • noun:   a hostile disagreement face-to-face
  • noun:   a casual or unexpected convergence
    Example: "There was a brief encounter in the hallway"
  • noun:   a minor short-term fight
  • verb:   be beset by
  • verb:   experience as a reaction
  • verb:   contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
  • verb:   come together
  • verb:   come upon, as if by accident; meet with

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