encounter with (v.) Old form(s): encountred , incounter
meet, approach [as an adversary]
1H6 II.ii.46[Burgundy to all] our wars / Will turn unto a peaceful comic sport / When ladies crave to be encountered with [also: woo]
Tit V.ii.2[disguised Tamora to Chiron and Demetrius, of Titus] in this strange and sad habiliment, / I will encounter with Andronicus
Ven.672[Venus to Adonis] I prophesy thy death ... / If thou encounter with the boar tomorrow
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