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encounter as in a minor short-term fight

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    • brush rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; touch lightly and briefly; clean with a brush; sweep across or over; remove with or as if with a brush; cover by brushing; a dense growth of bushes ; an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle ; momentary contact ; conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor ; a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox) ; a minor short-term fight ; the act of brushing your teeth; the act of brushing your hair; contact with something dangerous or undesirable
    • clash crash together with violent impact; be incompatible; disagree violently; a loud resonant repeating noise; a state of conflict between persons ; a state of conflict between colors; a minor short-term fight
    • skirmish engage in a skirmish ; a minor short-term fight
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    encounter as in a casual or unexpected convergence
    • "he still remembers their meeting in Paris"
    • "there was a brief encounter in the hallway"

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    • meeting a formally arranged gathering; a small informal social gathering; a casual or unexpected convergence; the social act of assembling for some common purpose; the act of joining together as one; a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)
    encounter as in a casual meeting with a person or thing

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      • coming upon a casual meeting with a person or thing
      encounter as in a hostile disagreement face-to-face

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        • confrontation a bold challenge ; discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions ; a hostile disagreement face-to-face ; the act of hostile groups opposing each other; a focussed comparison
        • showdown a hostile disagreement face-to-face
        • face-off a hostile disagreement face-to-face ; (ice hockey) the method of starting play
        encounter as in come together
        • "I'll probably see you at the meeting"
        • "How nice to see you again!"

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        • meet being precisely fitting and right; a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held ; come together; get together socially or for a specific purpose ; be adjacent or come together; fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction; collect in one place; get to know; meet by design; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; experience as a reaction; undergo or suffer; be in direct physical contact with
        • run into be beset by; collide violently with an obstacle; hit against; come together
        • run across come together
        • come across find unexpectedly; be perceived in a certain way; come together; communicate the intended meaning or impression; be received or understood
        • see the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located ; perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; perceive or be contemporaneous with; imagine; deem to be; get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; see or watch; come together; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; be careful or certain to do something; go to see for professional or business reasons; go to see for a social visit; go to see a place, as for entertainment; take charge of or deal with; receive as a specified guest; date regularly; see and understand, have a good eye; deliberate or decide; observe as if with an eye; observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; undergo or live through a difficult experience; accompany or escort; match or meet; make sense of
        encounter as in 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"

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        • find a productive insight ; the act of discovering something ; come upon, as if by accident; discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; come upon after searching; establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; perceive or be contemporaneous with; get something or somebody for a specific purpose; make a discovery, make a new finding; make a discovery; obtain through effort or management; decide on and make a declaration about; receive a specified treatment (abstract); perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; get or find back; succeed in reaching; accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation
        • happen come to pass; happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; chance to be or do something, without intention or causation; come into being; come upon, as if by accident
        • chance occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; be the case by chance; take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; come upon, as if by accident; a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; a risk involving danger; a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; the possibility of future success
        • bump a lump on the body caused by a blow ; something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; an impact (as from a collision); knock against with force or violence; come upon, as if by accident; dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward; assign to a lower position; remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied
        encounter as in be beset by
        • "The project ran into numerous financial difficulties"

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        • run into be beset by; collide violently with an obstacle; hit against; come together
        encounter as in experience as a reaction
        • "My proposal met with much opposition"

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        • meet being precisely fitting and right; a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held ; come together; get together socially or for a specific purpose ; be adjacent or come together; fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction; collect in one place; get to know; meet by design; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; experience as a reaction; undergo or suffer; be in direct physical contact with
        • receive get something; receive a specified treatment (abstract); register (perceptual input); go through (mental or physical states or experiences); express willingness to have in one's home or environs; accept as true or valid; bid welcome to; convert into sounds or pictures; experience as a reaction; have or give a reception; receive as a retribution or punishment; partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament ; regard favorably or with disapproval
        encounter as in contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
        • "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"
        • "Charlie likes to play Mary"

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        • meet being precisely fitting and right; a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held ; come together; get together socially or for a specific purpose ; be adjacent or come together; fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction; collect in one place; get to know; meet by design; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; experience as a reaction; undergo or suffer; be in direct physical contact with
        • play a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; a theatrical performance of a drama; a preset plan of action in team sports; a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; a state in which action is feasible; utilization or exercise; an attempt to get something; activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; the removal of constraints; a weak and tremulous light; verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); movement or space for movement; gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully ; participate in games or sport; act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome; play on an instrument; play a role or part; be at play; replay (as a melody); perform music on (a musical instrument); pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; bet or wager (money); engage in recreational activities rather than work; pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity; emit recorded sound; perform on a certain location; put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; behave in a certain way; cause to emit recorded audio or video; manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; use to one's advantage; consider not very seriously; be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way; behave carelessly or indifferently; cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; perform on a stage or theater; be performed or presented for public viewing; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; make bets; stake on the outcome of an issue; shoot or hit in a particular manner; use or move; employ in a game or in a specific position; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; exhaust by allowing to pull on the line
        • take on take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; accept as a challenge; admit into a group or community; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

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