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encounter

noun

1 encounter

A minor short-term fight.

synonyms: brush, clash, skirmish.

Roget 720: contention, strife; contest, contestation; struggle; belligerency; opposition etc. 708.    controversy, polemics; debate etc. (discussion) ... show more

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more

Dutch: schermutseling
Polish: potyczka, utarczka



2 encounter

A casual or unexpected convergence:
— There was a brief encounter in the hallway.

synonym: meeting.

Roget 292: arrival, advent; landing; debarkation, disembarkation; reception, welcome, vin d'honneur [Fr.].    home, goal, goalpost; landing place, landing stage; bunder; ... show more

Dutch: ontmoeting, treffen
Polish: spotkanie siÄ™

3 encounter

A casual meeting with a person or thing.

synonym: coming upon.

4 encounter

A hostile disagreement face-to-face.

synonyms: confrontation, face-off, showdown.

Dutch: confrontatie

verb

1 encounter

Come together.

synonyms: come across, meet, run across, run into, see.

Roget 720: contend; contest, strive, struggle, scramble, wrestle; spar, square; exchange blows, exchange fisticuffs; fib, justle, tussle, tilt, ... show more

Roget 708: oppose, counteract, run counter to; withstand etc. (resist) 719; control etc. (restrain) 751; hinder etc. 706; ... show more

Roget 292: arrive; get to, come to; come; reach, attain; come up with, come up to; overtake, make, fetch; complete etc. 729; ... show more

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

Dutch: aantreffen, ontmoeten, tegenkomen, treffen

2 encounter

Come upon, as if by accident; meet with.

synonyms: bump, chance, find, happen.

Roget 151: happen, occur; take place, take effect; come, become of; come off, comeabout, come round, come into existence, come forth, come to pass, come on; pass, ... show more

Dutch: treffen, confronteren, ontmoeten, vinden

3 encounter

Be beset by.

synonym: run into.

4 encounter

Experience as a reaction.

synonyms: meet, receive.

5 encounter

Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle.

synonyms: meet, play, take on.


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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