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)
- 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)
- almost/nearly die of sth idiom
- be a martyr to sth idiom
- be a victim of your own success idiom
- be devoured by sth idiom
- get the short end of the stick idiom
- get/have your fingers burned idiom
- go through sth
- ups and downs