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Present participle for to come upon unexpectedly or by chance
“After months of sailing, we would finally encounter land.”
Present participle for to face or come upon something confronting or challenging
“They would encounter many obstacles on their way to success.”
Present participle for 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.”
(general or positive) To experience an emotion or sensation
Causing distress
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