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encounter
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 4
1. To meet face to face; to have a meeting; to meet, esp. as enemies; to engage in combat; to fight; as, three armies encountered at Waterloo.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
2. A meeting, with hostile purpose; hence, a combat; a battle; as, a bloody encounter.
Part of Speech: noun
1. To come against face to face; to meet; to confront, either by chance, suddenly, or deliberately; especially, to meet in opposition or with hostile intent; to engage in conflict with; to oppose; to struggle with; as, to encounter a friend in traveling; two armies encounter each other; to encounter obstacles or difficulties, to encounter strong evidence of a truth.
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