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English definition of “encounter”

encounter

verb [T] (MEET)    /ɪnˈkaʊn.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/ formal
to meet someone unexpectedly: On their way home they encountered a woman selling flowers.Meeting peopleOfficial meetings
(Definition of encounter verb (MEET) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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