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Noun
An unexpected or casual meeting with someone or something
“Rey's encounter with Luke on the tiny island of Ahch-To didn't quite go as planned.”
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A confrontation or unpleasant struggle
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“Later, at the top mountain, the explorers would have an unpleasant encounter with a feral bear.”
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A sudden short bout of an illness or stress
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A military strike or incursion
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An organized competition or activity usually performed for the enjoyment of a mass of people
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An activity or event one has undergone
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A private meeting or assembly
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A romantic meeting between two individuals
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The act or process of sighting the existence of something for the first time
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A forceful collision of two things
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The expression and exchange of individual ideas through talking with other people
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The beginning of something, especially something unpleasant
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A sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience
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Verb
To discover or find something, especially by chance
“After months of sailing, we would finally encounter land.”
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To face or come upon something confronting or challenging
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“They would encounter many obstacles on their way to success.”
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To confront or come up against
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“Jaime gasped in horror at the realization that he was literally about to encounter a fire-breathing dragon.”
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To make happen or bring about
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To discover something, either by chance or intention
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To engage in a war
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To defy or put up an opposition to
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To make a concerted or violent attack on
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To meet or come together at an agreed time and place
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Quarrel noisily over a trivial matter
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