encounter

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noun
ADJECTIVE
brief

I did not see him again, except for a brief encounter on a train.

first, initial
last, previous
early

her early encounters with contemporary art

recent
final
casual, chance, random, unexpected

It was a chance encounter that led to the setting up of the new political party.

close, intimate

I decided not to risk a second close encounter with the snakes.

face-to-face, personal
direct

The press conference was her first direct encounter with the media.

fateful, strange
aggressive, armed, dangerous, unpleasant, violent
cultural, social

the language we use in everyday social encounters

colonial

the colonial encounter of indigenous craftsmen with Europeans

erotic, sexual
romantic
homosexual
alien

examination of UFO sightings and alien encounters

VERB + ENCOUNTER
have

I had my first encounter with him two years ago.

survive

Few men survive an encounter with her!

win
avoid
recall, remember
describe
ENCOUNTER + VERB
occur, take place
result in sth
PREPOSITION
encounter between

violent encounters between police and protesters

encounter with

my first encounter with my new boss

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verb
ADVERB
commonly, frequently, often, regularly

Walruses were commonly encountered in the Shetland Islands until recently.

normally
occasionally
rarely
never
first

an idea I first encountered when I was in the army

previously
VERB + ENCOUNTER
be likely to

What are the difficulties you are most likely to encounter?

Encounter is used with these nouns as the object: ↑barrier, ↑delay, ↑difficulty, ↑discrimination, ↑hazard, ↑hostility, ↑interference, ↑obstacle, ↑opposition, ↑prejudice, ↑problem, ↑resistance, ↑roadblock, ↑situation

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