Significado de “encounter” - en el Diccionario Inglés

encounter en inglés británico

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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.
This meeting will be the first encounter between the party leaders since the election.

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.

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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.

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(Definición de encounter del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

encounter en inglés americano

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encounterverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈkɑʊn·tər/

to meet someone unexpectedly, or to experience, esp. something unpleasant:

In the kitchen I encountered a woman I had never seen before.
He was shocked by the hostility he encountered.
encounter
noun [ C ] us /ɪnˈkɑʊnt·ər/

My first encounter with death was when Abraham died.

(Definición de encounter del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

encounter en inglés de negocios

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encounterverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈkaʊntər/ us

to experience a situation, especially something that is unexpected or unpleasant:

We encountered a problem with the fuel pump during safety tests.
This is the first time I have encountered racism at work.

encounternoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈkaʊntər/ us

a meeting with someone, especially one that is unexpected or unpleasant:

Customer service representatives are trained to handle encounters with angry customers.

(Definición de encounter del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)