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encounter

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a brief clash between enemies or rivals

  • survived an encounter with the school bully at the local park
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encounter

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1 to come upon face-to-face or as if face-to-face

  • quite unexpectedly encountered our next-door neighbor while vacationing in Europe
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bump into, cross paths (with), run across, run into, run upon

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2 to come upon unexpectedly or by chance

  • we encountered a host of unforeseen problems during the restoration of our 200-year-old house
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bump into, come across, run across, run against, run into, run upon

3 to enter into contest or conflict with

  • the troops encountered bands of guerrilla fighters as they made their way across the desert
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