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English definition of “encounter”

encounter

verb [T]  /ɪnˈkɑʊn·tər/ us  
to meet someone unexpectedly, or to experience, esp. something unpleasant: In the kitchen I encountered a woman I had never seen before. He was shocked by the hostility he encountered.
encounter
noun [C]  /ɪnˈkɑʊnt·ər/ us  
My first encounter with death was when Abraham died.
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