intransitive verb, godan verb
This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means encounter, so the verb version is to encounter or to meet.
Remember how 会う also means to meet? Well they're both read あう too! So if you know that one, you know this one too!
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