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encounter

 
Noun encounter has 4 senses
  1. brush, clash, encounter, skirmish - a minor short-term fight
    --1 is a kind of fight, fighting, combat, scrap
    --1 has particulars: contretemps
    Derived form: verb encounter5
  2. meeting, encounter - a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"
    --2 is a kind of convergence
    --2 has particulars: conjunction, alignment
    Derived form: verb encounter2
  3. encounter, coming upon - a casual meeting with a person of thing
    --3 is a kind of joining, connection, connexion
    Derived form: verb encounter1
  4. confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off - a hostile disagreement face-to-face
    --4 is a kind of disagreement
Verb encounter has 5 senses
  1. meet, ran into, encounter, run across, come across, see - come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"
    Derived form: noun encounter3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  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"
    Derived form: noun encounter2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. run into, encounter - be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties"
    --3 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. meet, encounter, receive - experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition"
    --4 is one way to have, experience
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  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"
    Derived form: noun encounter1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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