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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.
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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/
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encounterverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈkaʊntər/
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   us   /ɪnˈkaʊntər/
a meeting with someone, especially one that is unexpected or unpleasant: Customer service representatives are trained to handle encounters with angry customers.
(Definition of encounter from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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