confrontation noun

ADJ. full-scale, major, serious Their demands could lead to a serious confrontation with management. | direct, eyeball-to-eyeball, face-to-face, head-on, outright | open | bitter, bloody, heated, ugly, violent | armed, military | political

QUANT. series

VERB + CONFRONTATION have | cause, end in, lead to, provoke | bring sb into His actions brought him into direct confrontation with the authorities. | avoid

CONFRONTATION + VERB arise, take place

PREP. ~ between a head-on confrontation between the two governments | ~ over She had a series of heated confrontations with her parents over homework. | ~ with a confrontation with the police