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Encounter

Definition

[n] a casual meeting with a person of thing
[n] a minor short-term fight
[n] a hostile disagreement face-to-face
[n] a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"
[v] contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"
[v] come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"
[v] 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"
[v] be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties"
[v] experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition"

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