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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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“Encountered.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/encountered. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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