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Dictionary definition for: Encounter

1. (n) a minor short-term fight

2. (v) come together; "I''ll probably see you at the meeting" "How nice to see you again!"

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

4. (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"

5. (n) a casual meeting with a person of thing

6. (v) be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties"

7. (n) a hostile disagreement face-to-face

8. (v) experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition"

9. (v) contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend" "Charlie likes to play Mary"

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