encounter collocations and examples

 UK /ɪnˈkaʊntə(r)/

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a meeting, especially one that was not planned


Adjectives frequently used with encounter
close: close, face-to-face, intimateHe survived a close encounter with a polar bear when on an Arctic expedition.unexpected: casual, chance, random, unexpectedA chance encounter with a girl on the bus changed the course of his life.short: briefThe memories of our brief encounter were beginning to fade.
Verbs frequently used with encounter
experience, have, surviveDuring our drive through the country we had several encounters with the police.
 
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