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English definition of “encounter”

encounter

verb [T]    /ɪnˈkɑʊn·tər/
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    /ɪnˈkɑʊnt·ər/ noun [C] My first encounter with death was when Abraham died .
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