Definition of 'encounter'
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Example sentences containing 'encounter'
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What stood out to you as an adult that wasn’t there when you first encountered them? Smithsonian Mag (2017)Alcohol is the third party in all my first encounters. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Your story Have you or a loved one encountered problems with continuing healthcare? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The first encounter resulted in smiles all round and pats on the back at Langley. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The moon of marriage brings proposals or a first encounter with the love of your life - and a matchmaking friend gets it so right. The Sun (2016)Then, finally, they encounter one another. The Sun (2016)He recorded their encounters, including one in which she apparently fought off a street gang single-handedly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rather fabulously, they had their first romantic encounter in the Tardis. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Saved dozens of comrades in two enemy encounters. The Sun (2010)Is it because in a group you encounter people much worse off than yourself? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Rough men meet in potentially hostile encounters. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the real fun comes when you encounter other users. The Sun (2016)That stunning and unexpectedly powerful encounter left me almost dizzy. Christianity Today (2000)Sailing through them brings endless memorable encounters and experiences. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He allowed himself a smile at one encounter this week. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Rarely are these encounters reported to anyone. Everyday Violence (1990)Who is the funniest person you have encountered in skiing? Times, Sunday Times (2008)In between may lie a minefield of handover meetings and awkward encounters in the staff kitchen. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Tinder proved an instant hit with young people keen for casual encounters. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Such an encounter was unthinkable days ago. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She had looked forward with considerable uneasiness to her first encounter with her aunt. The House of Mirth (1905)His first encounter with the enemy was an embarrassing business. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Further into the night we encountered a ragged group of wounded. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003) Another dilemma frequently encountered is the discovery that you are in two minds about giving up your behaviour. Coping with Bulimia (1987)It is an unexpectedly touching encounter. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The winners of these two encounters will contest the final from 7pm. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This colossal encounter could not come at a better time for Liverpool. The Sun (2007) Unexpected encounters with old friends could inspire some New Year resolutions for you. The Sun (2015)The threat comes as the Government encounters hostile reactions from public-sector unions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'encounter'
British English: encounter VERB
If you encounter problems or difficulties, you experience them.
Every day of our lives we encounter stresses of one kind or another.
British English: encounter NOUN
An encounter with someone is a meeting with them, particularly one that is unexpected or significant.
The author tells of a remarkable encounter with a group of young children.
Definition of encounter from the Collins English Dictionary
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