What is another word for encounter?

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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.”
A confrontation or unpleasant struggle
“Later, at the top mountain, the explorers would have an unpleasant encounter with a feral bear.”
To come upon unexpectedly or by chance
“After months of sailing, we would finally encounter land.”
To face or come upon something confronting or challenging
“They would encounter many obstacles on their way to success.”
To enter into contest or conflict with
“Jaime gasped in horror at the realization that he was literally about to encounter a fire-breathing dragon.”
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