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English definition of “encounter”

encounter

verb [T] (EXPERIENCE)    /ɪnˈkaʊn.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
B2 to experience something, especially something unpleasant: When did you first encounter these difficulties? The army is reported to be encountering considerable resistance.Experiencing and suffering
(Definition of encounter verb (EXPERIENCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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