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Encounter, vb. 1) trans., a) to meet: Tp. IV, 137. Gentl. I, 2, 5. Meas. III, 1, 84. Ado II, 3, 132. LLL I, 1, 244. H5 IV, 7, 165. H6A IV, 7, 37. Troil. III, 2, 40. Cor. II, 1, 94. IV, 3, 40. Mcb. III, 4, 9. Cymb. I, 3, 32. Opposed to avoid: “the fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you e. it,” Ado I, 1, 98 (== go to meet it, seek it). cf. “will you e. the house?” Tw. III, 1, 82 (affectedly, == go towards). Passively: “we were --ed by a mighty rock,” Err. I, 1, 102. “two nights together had these gentlemen been thus --ed,” Hml. I, 2, 199. well --ed == well met, LLL V, 1, 37. H4B IV, 2, 1. Cymb. III, 6, 66. Used of a hostile meeting, == to fight, to assail: R2 V, 3, 48. H4B I, 1, 133. H6A III, 2, 9. IV, 6, 18. H6B V, 2, 10. H6C I, 1, 15. I, 4, 13. IV, 8, 36. Rom. II, 4, 17. Passively: “he shalt be --ed with a man as good as himself,” H6B IV, 2, 124. “Titan's face blushing to be --ed with a cloud,” Tit. II, 4, 32. “that I am thus --ed with clamorous demands of date-broke bonds,” Tim. II, 2, 36.
b) to befall: “good time e. her!” Wint II, 1, 20. “all the plagues of hell should at one time e. such revolt,” Cymb. I, 6, 112.
2) intr. to meet: “mountains may be removed with earthquakes and so e.” As III, 2, 196. “when we --ed,” Tim. III, 6, 5. Followed by with: “when ladies crave to be --ed with,” H6A II, 2, 46. “I will e. with Andronicus,” Tit. V, 2, 2. “let not your hate e. with my love,” All's I, 3, 214; i. e. do not hate, while I love; cf. “the great dignity that his valour hath here acquired for him shall at home be --ed with a shame as ample,” IV, 3, 81. Used of a hostile conflict, == to fight, to combat: “let belief and life e. so,” John III, 1, 31. “our powers, with smiling fronts --ing,” Cor. I, 6, 8. Followed by with: “if thou e. with the boar,” Ven. 672. Wint. II, 3, 138. H4A I, 3, 114. H6C V, 3, 5.
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