encounter

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. meet, come across; engage, struggle, contend. —n. meeting, interview; collision, combat, battle, skirmish, brush, engagement. See contention, impulse, opposition, occurrence, contact.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A coming together]
Syn. meeting, confrontation, contact, rendezvous; see appointment 2 , meeting 1 .
2. [Hostile or violent contact]
Syn. conflict, clash, collision, brush; see battle 1 , fight 1 .
See Synonym Study at battle . v.
1. [To meet unexpectedly]
Syn. meet, come upon, face, confront; see find 1 , meet 6 .
2. [To meet in conflict]
Syn. battle, contend against, attack, struggle; see fight 2 , meet 6 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
meeting, confrontation, conjunction, brush.
II
v.
meet, confront, come face to face, happen upon, chance upon, cross paths, see, accost, face, bump into.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To come up against: confront, face, meet1, run into. See MEET. 2. To meet face-to-face, especially defiantly: accost, confront, face, front. See MEET. 3. To enter into conflict with: engage, meet1, take on. Idiom: do (or join) battle with. See CONFLICT, MEET. II noun 1. A face-to-face, usually hostile meeting: confrontation, face-off. See MEET. 2. A brief, hostile exposure to or contact with something such as danger or opposition: brush2, clash, run-in, skirmish. See TOUCH.

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