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English definition of “encounter”

encounter

verb [T]     /ɪnˈkaʊntər/
EXPERIENCE B2 to experience something unpleasant: We encountered quite a few problems at the beginning.Experiencing and suffering
MEET literary to meet someone, especially when you do not expect itMeeting peopleOfficial meetings
(Definition of encounter verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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