meet*/*/*/

meet*/*/*/
[miːt]
(past tense and past participle met [met] ) verb
1) [I/T] to come together in order to spend time with someone who you have arranged to see
I'll meet you in the bar later.[/ex]
We're meeting for lunch tomorrow.[/ex]
Sally and I met after work to go and see a film.[/ex]
2) [I/T] to come together with other people in order to discuss something formally
The president is meeting world leaders in Brussels.[/ex]
The council meets today to decide what action to take.[/ex]
3) [T] to see someone and speak to them without planning to
You'll never guess who I met on the plane.[/ex]
4) [I/T] to be introduced to someone that you do not know
Have you met my wife?[/ex]
I think they met at college.[/ex]
5) [T] to get a particular result or reaction
The plans met strong opposition from local people.[/ex]
6) [T] to do what is necessary
This technology can meet the challenges of the 21st century.[/ex]
The water won't meet the needs of the local population.[/ex]
7) [T] to do what you planned or promised to do
Syn:
achieve
Will the government be able to meet their spending targets?[/ex]
8) [I] if things such as roads or lines meet, they join each other
The two rivers meet just north of the town.[/ex]
9) [I] if two people's eyes meet, they look directly into each other's eyes
- meet up
- meet with sth

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.


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