encounternoun [ C ]uk /ɪnˈkaʊn.tər/ us /ɪnˈkaʊn.t̬ɚ/
- She has written a memoir of her encounters with W.H. Auden over the years.
- I had a bruising encounter with my ex-husband last week.
- I had a strange encounter with a French man on my way to work.
- She reported an interesting encounter with an ex-soldier.
- It was one of a number of amusing encounters last week.
encounterverb [ T ]uk /ɪnˈkaʊn.tər/ us /ɪnˈkaʊn.t̬ɚ/
encounter verb [ T ] (MEET)
› formal to meet someone unexpectedly邂逅，不期而遇，偶然碰到
- She was, he says, the most violent woman he had encountered in 13 years as an officer.
- As we left the memorial area we encountered a group of German students.
- The football fans that we encountered seemed harmless enough.
- On my way to the station I encountered a small child, begging.
- He was probably the most obnoxious person I've ever encountered.