ihn kaUn t@r
definition 1: to meet or come upon, esp. suddenly or by chance.
example: We never expected to encounter other people up there in the wilderness.
example: I got to the office late this morning, and of course I encountered my boss in the elevator!
example: It’s always nice to encounter someone at a party with whom you can have a real conversation.
definition 2: to meet with (something), or come up against, esp. unexpectedly.
example: The builders encountered some unforeseen difficulties as they got started on the project.
example: We encountered some pretty bad weather on our hiking trip.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb encounter (definition 2)
encounter + NOUN: ~ difficulty, ~ problem, ~ resistance, ~ opposition, ~ obstacle, ~ prejudice, ~ hostility, ~ hazard, ~ hardship, ~ obstruction, ~ error, ~ barrier