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Synonyms of encounter in English:


  • 1 I encountered a teacher I used to know
    meet, meet by chance, run into, come across/upon, stumble across/on/upon, chance on/upon, happen on/upon
    informal bump into
  • 2 we encountered a slight problem
    experience, hit, run into, come up against, face, be faced with, confront
  • noun

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  • 1 an unexpected encounter
    meeting, chance meeting
  • 2 a violent encounter between police and demonstrators
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