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encountered

verb , past tense of 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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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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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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