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/ mi:t; mit/ v (pt, pp met / met; mZt/) 1 (a) [I, Ip, Tn] come face to face with (sb); come together , ; ; : Goodbye till we meet again. . * We write regularly but seldom meet (up), ie see each other. , . * We met (each other) quite by chance. . * I met her in the street. . * (fig ) A terrible scene met their eyes as they entered the room. , . (b) [I] come together formally for discussion, etc : The Cabinet meets regularly. . * The Debating Society meets on Fridays. . (c) [Tn no passive ] (fig ) experience (sth unpleasant); encounter ; : meet disaster, one's death, etc * meet a problem, difficulty, etc . 2 [I, Tn no passive ] make the acquaintance of (sb); be introduced to (sb) ; : I know Mrs Hill by sight, but we've never met. , . * He's an interesting man, would you like to meet him? , ? Meet my wife Susan, ie as an informal style of introduction. . * Pleased to meet you. . 3 [Tn] go to a place and await the arrival of (a person, train, etc) : Will you meet me at the station? ? * I'll meet your bus. . * The hotel bus meets all the trains. . 4 [I, Tn no passive ] come together with (sb) as opponent(s) in a contest, etc , , : The champion and the challenger meet next week. . * City met United in the final last year, and City won. , , . 5 [I, Tn] come into contact with (sth); touch; join ; : Their hands met. . * His hand met hers. . * The vertical line meets the horizontal one here. . * These trousers won't meet (ie fasten) round my waist any more! ! 6 [Tn] fulfil (a demand, etc); satisfy ; : meet sb's wishes, conditions, needs, etc * Can we meet all their objections? ? 7 [Tn] pay (sth) , : meet all the expenses, bills, etc * The cost will be met by the company. . 8 (idm ) find/meet one's match => match2. make ends meet => end1. meet the `case be adequate or satisfactory ; : This proposal of yours hardly meets the case. . meet sb's `eye look into sb's eyes : She was afraid to meet my eye. . meet the `eye/`ear be seen/heard []: All sorts of strange sounds met the ear. . meet sb half-`way make a compromisewith sb : If you can drop your price a little, I'll meet you half-way. , . meet one's `Maker (esp joc ) die ; : Poor Fred: he's gone to meet his Maker. , . ,meet one's Water`loo lose a decisive contest . there is more in/to sb/sth than meets the eye sb/sth is more complex, interesting, etc than one might at first think [] . 9 (phr v) meet up (with sb) meet (sb), esp by chance : I met up with him/We met up at the supermarket. . meet with sb (US) meet sb, esp for discussion : The President met with senior White House aides at breakfast. . meet with sth encounter sth; experience sth ; : meet with obstacles, difficulties, misfortune * She met/was met with much hostility, criticism, kindness, etc. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:53
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meet
/ mi:t; mit/ adj [pred ] (arch ) suitable; appropriate ; ; .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:53
meet
/ mi:t; mit/ n 1 (esp Brit) gathering of riders and hounds at a fixed place for fox-hunting . 2 (esp US) sporting contest where many competitors gather : an ath`letics meet * a `track, `swimming meet . Cf meeting 3.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:53
meet
/ mi:t; mit/ adj [pred ] (arch ) suitable; appropriate ; ; .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:53
meet
/ mi:t; mit/ n 1 (esp Brit) gathering of riders and hounds at a fixed place for fox-hunting . 2 (esp US) sporting contest where many competitors gather : an ath`letics meet * a `track, `swimming meet . Cf meeting 3.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:53

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