encounter (http://definr.com/encounter)

     n 1: a minor short-term fight [syn: brush, clash, skirmish]
     2: a casual or unexpected convergence; "he still remembers
        their meeting in Paris"; "there was a brief encounter in
        the hallway" [syn: meeting]
     3: a casual meeting with a person of thing [syn: coming upon]
     4: a hostile disagreement face-to-face [syn: confrontation, showdown]
     v 1: come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How
          nice to see you again!" [syn: meet, ran into, {run
          across}, come across, see]
     2: 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" [syn: find, happen, chance,
     3: be beset by; "The project ran into numerous financial
        difficulties" [syn: run into]
     4: experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much
        opposition" [syn: meet, receive]
     5: contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle;
        "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to
        play Mary" [syn: meet, play, take on]