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encounter

1. verb unexpectedly meet sb2. verb unexpectedly experience sth3. noun unplanned or accidental meeting4. noun in sporting contest5. noun confrontation with argument or fighting6. noun experience with lasting effect 1 verb unexpectedly meet sb TRANSITIVEbuail le PhrV  c m ucas ar PhrV  c m uI encountered some strange people there bhuail mé le roinnt daoine aisteacha ansinshe encountered him by chance on the street casadh uirthi ar an tsráid é de sheanshe encountered a fox walking through the grass chonaic sé sionnach ag siúl tríd an bhféar, tháinig sé ar mhadra rua ag siúl tríd an bhféar 2 verb unexpectedly experience sth TRANSITIVEthis project has encountered some problems tá roinnt fadhbanna ag an tionscadal seo, tá roinnt fadhbanna tagtha chun cinn sa tionscadal seowe've encountered no difficulties so far ní raibh deacracht ar bith againn go dtí seo, níor tháinig aon deacracht romhainn go dtí seo
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3 noun unplanned or accidental meetinghe told me about an encounter with her years ago d'inis sé dom faoi uair a casadh air í blianta ó shin, d'inis sé dom faoin am ar bhuail sé léi blianta ó shinthat was my first encounter with the band sin an chéad uair a chuala mé an bannaour first encounter wasn't happy ba bheag gean a bhí againn ar a chéile an chéad uair a chonaiceamar a chéile, chuireamar aithne na mbó maol ar a chéile an chéad uair 4 noun in sporting contestcluiche masc4  c m ubabhta masc4  c m uwe lost all the previous encounters with them chailleamar gach cluiche ina n-éadan go dtí seo 5 noun confrontation with argument or fightingcoimhlint fem2  c m uachrann masc1  c m uwe had an encounter with the enemy bhí coimhlint againn leis an namhaidhe wanted to avoid a further encounter with his father ba mhian leis achrann eile lena athair a sheachaint 6 noun experience with lasting effectit was my first active encounter with the internet sin an chéad uair a bhain mé úsáid as an idirlíonshe was fined after an encounter with a speed camera gearradh fíneáil uirthi mar gur rug an ceamara luais uirthi

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