Translation of "encounter" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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encounternoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈkaʊn.tər/ us /ɪnˈkaʊn.t̬ɚ/

a meeting, especially one that happens by chance

I had an alarming encounter with a wild pig. 我曾经意外地碰到过一头野猪,真是惊险。
This meeting will be the first encounter between the party leaders since the election. 这是自大选以来两党领导人首次狭路相逢。

an occasion when people have sex, usually with someone they have not met before


an occasion when two teams play against each other

In their last encounter with Italy, England won 3–2. 在上次和意大利队的对垒中,英格兰队3比2获胜。

More examples

  • 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

On their way home they encountered a woman selling flowers. 在回家的路上他们碰到一位卖花的女子。

More examples

  • 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.

encounter verb [ T ] (EXPERIENCE)

B2 to experience something, especially something unpleasant

When did you first encounter these difficulties? 你什么时候开始遇到这些困难的?
The army is reported to be encountering considerable resistance. 据报道,部队正遭遇到顽强的抵抗。

(Translation of “encounter” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)