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1 encounter /ɪnˈkaʊntɚ/ verb
encounters; encountered; encountering
1 encounter
/ɪnˈkaʊntɚ/
verb
encounters; encountered; encountering
Learner's definition of ENCOUNTER
[+ object]
: to have or experience (problems, difficulties, etc.)
formal : to meet (someone) without expecting or intending to
2 encounter /ɪnˈkaʊntɚ/ noun
plural encounters
2 encounter
/ɪnˈkaʊntɚ/
noun
plural encounters
Learner's definition of ENCOUNTER
[count]
: a meeting that is not planned or expected
: a usually brief experience with another person
: a violent or very unfriendly meeting
: an occasion when you deal with or experience something
◊ To have a close encounter with something is to come very close to being hurt or damaged by it.
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