encounter noun

ADJ. brief I did not see him again, except for a brief encounter on a train. | casual, chance, unexpected It was a chance encounter that led to the setting up of the new political party. | close I decided not to risk a second close encounter with the snakes. | face-to-face | direct The press conference was her first direct encounter with the media. | unpleasant, violent | social the language we use in everyday social encounters | sexual

VERB + ENCOUNTER have I had my first encounter with the president two years ago.

ENCOUNTER + VERB take place

PREP. ~ between violent encounters between police and protesters | ~ with my first encounter with my new boss

encounter verb

ADV. commonly, frequently, often, regularly Walruses were commonly encountered in the Shetland Islands until quite recently. | rarely | inevitably

VERB + ENCOUNTER be likely to What are the difficulties you are most likely to encounter?

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