encounter

encounter
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Olympic games, Olympics, accost, action, advance, affront, alight upon, altercation, approach, appropinquate, approximate, appulse, argument, assail, bang, bang into, battle, be exposed to, be subjected to, bear down on, bear down upon, bear up, blunder upon, bout, brave, breast, bring before, bring forward, bring to bay, bring up, brunt, brush, bulldozing, bulling, bump, bump into, cannon, carambole, carom, carom into, challenge, chance upon, clash, clash with, close, close in, close with, collide, collision, collision course, come, come across, come among, come closer, come forward, come into collision, come near, come on, come up, come up against, come upon, competition, concours, concuss, concussion, conflict, confront, confront each other, confront with, confrontation, contend with, contention, contest, crack up, crack-up, crash, crash into, cross swords with, crump, crunch, dare, dash into, defy, derby, disagreement, discover serendipitously, dispute, draw near, draw nigh, duel, endure, engage, engagement, envisage, experience, face, face with, fall across, fall among, fall foul of, fall in with, fall upon, feel, fight, fight hand-to-hand, foul, fray, front, gain upon, game, games, go, go through, grapple with, gymkhana, hammering, happen upon, have, hit, hit against, hit upon, hurt, hurtle, impact, impinge, impingement, join, joining, joust, knock, knock against, know, labor under, lay before, light upon, match, matching, mauling, meet, meet head-on, meet squarely, meet up with, meet with, meeting, narrow squeak, narrow the gap, near, near thing, near-miss, onslaught, pass through, pay, percuss, percussion, pitch upon, place before, present to, proximate, put it to, quarrel, rally, ramming, rencontre, run, run across, run into, run smack into, run up against, run upon, run-in, scrap, set before, set-to, shock, sideswipe, sidle up to, skirmish, slam into, sledgehammering, smack into, smash, smash into, smash up, smash-up, smashing, spend, stand under, stem, step up, strike, strike against, struggle, stumble on, stumble upon, suffer, sustain, take on, taste, test, thrusting, tilt, tournament, tourney, trial, tumble on, turn up, undergo, war, whomp, wrestle with

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  • Encounter — may mean:*Encounter (Christian event), an annual Christian worship event in Preston, UK * Encounter (magazine), a literary magazine *Encounter killing, a type of extrajudicial killings in which police shoot down gangsters in alleged police… …   Wikipedia

  • Encounter — En*coun ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Encountered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Encountering}.] [OF. encontrer; pref. en (L. in) + contre against, L. contra. See {Counter}, adv.] To come against face to face; to meet; to confront, either by chance, suddenly, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encounter — vb *meet, face, confront Analogous words: collide, conflict, clash, *bump: brave, beard, defy, challenge (see FACE) encounter n Encounter, skirmish, brush. In their military senses (compare BATTLE) an encounter is a sudden hostile meeting that is …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Encounter — En*coun ter, n. [OF. encontre, fr. encontrer. See {Encounter}, v. t.] 1. A meeting face to face; a running against; a sudden or incidental meeting; an interview. [1913 Webster] To shun the encounter of the vulgar crowd. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Encounter — bezeichnet: einen britischen Zerstörer der E Klasse im Zweiten Weltkriegs, siehe HMS Encounter (H10) einen Fachbegriff aus der Psychologie, siehe Encounter (Psychologie) eine britische Zeitschrift für Kulturschaffende, siehe Encounter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • encounter — [n1] chance meeting appointment, brush, concurrence, confrontation, interview, rendezvous; concept 384 Ant. avoidance, evasion, retreat encounter [n2] fight, argument action, battle, bout, brush, clash, collision, combat, conflict, contention,… …   New thesaurus

  • Encounter — En*coun ter, v. i. To meet face to face; to have a meeting; to meet, esp. as enemies; to engage in combat; to fight; as, three armies encountered at Waterloo. [1913 Webster] I will encounter with Andronicus. Shak. [1913 Webster] Perception and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encounter — Ⅰ. encounter UK US /ɪnˈkaʊntər/ verb [T] ► to experience a situation, especially something that is unexpected or unpleasant: »We encountered a problem with the fuel pump during safety tests. »This is the first time I have encountered racism at… …   Financial and business terms

  • encounter — index affray, affront, assail, assault, belligerency, collide (clash), collision (accident) …   Law dictionary

  • encounter — (n.) late 13c., meeting of adversaries, from O.Fr. encontrer confront, from encontre (prep. and adv.) against, counter to, from L.L. incontra in front of, from L. in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + contra against (see CONTRA (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • encounter — ► VERB ▪ unexpectedly meet or be faced with. ► NOUN 1) an unexpected or casual meeting. 2) a confrontation or difficult struggle. ORIGIN originally in the sense «meet as an adversary»: from Old French encontrer, from Latin contra against …   English terms dictionary

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