encounter
noun.
a minor short-term fight
Synonym: brush, clash, skirmish
noun.
a casual or unexpected convergence
he still remembers their meeting in Paris|there was a brief encounter in the hallway
Synonym: meeting
noun.
a casual meeting with a person or thing
Synonym: coming upon
noun.
a hostile disagreement face-to-face
verb.
come together
I'll probably see you at the meeting|How nice to see you again!
verb.
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
Synonym: bump, chance, find, happen
verb.
be beset by
The project ran into numerous financial difficulties
Synonym: run into
verb.
experience as a reaction
My proposal met with much opposition
Synonym: meet, receive
verb.
contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
Princeton plays Yale this weekend|Charlie likes to play Mary
Synonym: meet, play, take on