Textual thesaurus for "encounter"

(noun) coming upon

a casual meeting with a person or thing

(noun) brush, clash, skirmish

a minor short-term fight

(noun) confrontation, showdown, face-off

a hostile disagreement face-to-face

(noun) meeting

a casual or unexpected convergence

he still remembers their meeting in Paris; there was a brief encounter in the hallway

(verb) take on, meet, play

contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

Princeton plays Yale this weekend; Charlie likes to play Mary

(verb) meet, run across, run into, see, come across

come together

I'll probably see you at the meeting; How nice to see you again!

(verb) bump, chance, find, happen

come upon, as if by accident; meet with

We find this idea in Plato; I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here; She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day

(verb) run into

be beset by

The project ran into numerous financial difficulties

(verb) meet, receive

experience as a reaction

My proposal met with much opposition