meet or have to deal with
a sudden meeting, usually either unexpected or dangerous
"he still remembers their meeting in Paris"
"there was a brief encounter in the hallway"
"I'll probably see you at the meeting"
"How nice to see you again!"
"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"
"The project ran into numerous financial difficulties"
"My proposal met with much opposition"
"Princeton plays Yale this weekend"
"Charlie likes to play Mary"
The Saxons..and the Gael..had many a desperate and bloody encounter.
出自： Sir W. Scott
This keen encounter of our wits.
出自：Richard III , Shakespeare
The two kings encountered each other in single combat.