meets, meeting, met
1) V-RECIP If you meet someone, you happen to be in the same place as them and start talking to them. You may know the other person, but be surprised to see them, or you may not know them at all.

[V n] I have just met the man I want to spend the rest of my life with...

[V n] He's the kindest and sincerest person I've ever met...

[pl-n V] We met by chance.

Meet up means the same as meet.

V P with n Last night, when he was parking my automobile, he met up with a buddy he had at Oxford... pl-n V P They met up in 1956, when they were both young schoolboys.

2) V-RECIP If two or more people meet, they go to the same place, which they have earlier arranged to do, so that they can talk or do something together.

[pl-n V] We could meet for a drink after work...

[V n] Meet me down at the beach tomorrow, at 6am sharp.

Meet up means the same as meet.

pl-n V P We tend to meet up for lunch once a week... V P with n My intention was to have a holiday and meet up with old friends.

3) VERB If you meet someone, you are introduced to them and begin talking to them and getting to know them.

[V n] Hey, Terry, come and meet my Dad.

4) VERB (formulae) You use meet in expressions such as `Pleased to meet you' and `Nice to have met you' when you want to politely say hello or goodbye to someone you have just met for the first time.

[V n] `Jennifer,' Miss Mallory said, `this is Leigh Van-Voreen.' - `Pleased to meet you,' Jennifer said...

[V n] I have to leave. Nice to have met you.

5) VERB If you meet someone off their train, plane, or bus, you go to the station, airport, or bus stop in order to be there when they arrive.

[V n prep/adv] Mama met me at the station...

[V n off n] Lili and my father met me off the boat...

[V n] Kurt's parents weren't able to meet our plane so we took a taxi.

6) VERB When a group of people such as a committee meet, they gather together for a particular purpose.

Officials from the two countries will meet again soon to resume negotiations...

The commission met 14 times between 1988 and 1991.

7) VERB If you meet with someone, you have a meeting with them. [mainly AM]

[V with n] Most of the lawmakers who met with the president yesterday said they backed the mission.

8) V-ERG If something such as a suggestion, proposal, or new book meets with or is met with a particular reaction, it gets that reaction from people.

[V with n] The idea met with a cool response from various quarters...

We hope today's offer will meet with your approval too...

[V n with n] Reagan's speech was met with incredulity in the US.

9) VERB If something meets a need, requirement, or condition, it is good enough to do what is required.

[V n] He suggested that the current arrangements for the care of severely mentally ill people are inadequate to meet their needs...

[V n] Out of the original 23,000 applications, 16,000 candidates meet the entry requirements.

10) VERB If you meet something such as a problem or challenge, you deal with it satisfactorily or do what is required.

[V n] British manufacturing failed to meet the crisis of the 1970s...

[V n] It is an enormous challenge but we hope to meet it within a year or 18 months...

[V n] They had worked heroically to meet the deadline.

11) VERB If you meet the cost of something, you provide the money that is needed for it.

[V n] The government said it will help meet some of the cost of the damage...

[V n] As your income increases you will find less difficulty in finding the money to meet your monthly repayments.

12) VERB If you meet a situation, attitude, or problem, you experience it or become aware of it.

[V n] I honestly don't know how I will react the next time I meet a potentially dangerous situation...

[V n] Never had she met such spite and pettiness.

come across, encounter
13) VERB You can say that someone meets with success or failure when they are successful or unsuccessful.

[V with n] Attempts to find civilian volunteers have met with embarrassing failure...

[V with n] Efforts to commercialise the Russian space programme have met with little success.

14) V-RECIP When a moving object meets another object, it hits or touches it.

[V n] You sense the stresses in the hull each time the keel meets the ground...

[pl-n V] Nick's head bent slowly over hers until their mouths met.

15) V-RECIP If your eyes meet someone else's, you both look at each other at the same time. [WRITTEN]

[V n] Nina's eyes met her sisters' across the table...

[pl-n V] I found myself smiling back instinctively when our eyes met.

16) V-RECIP If two areas meet, especially two areas of land or sea, they are next to one another.

[V n] It is one of the rare places in the world where the desert meets the sea.

[pl-n V] ...the southernmost point of South America where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet.

17) V-RECIP The place where two lines meet is the place where they join together.

[pl-n V] Parallel lines will never meet no matter how far extended...

[V n] The track widened as it met the road.

18) V-RECIP If two sportsmen, teams, or armies meet, they compete or fight against one another.

[pl-n V] The two women will meet tomorrow in the final...

[pl-n V] The unevenly matched armies met at Guilford on 15 March 1781...

[V n] England last met the French in 1984 when they lost 2-0 in Paris.

19) N-COUNT A meet is an event in which athletes come to a particular place in order to take part in a race or races.

John Pennel became the first person to pole-vault 17 ft., at a meet in Miami, Florida.

20) N-COUNT A meet is when riders and dogs gather somewhere before they set off on a fox hunt. [BRIT]
21) PHRASE: V inflects If you do not meet someone's eyes or meet someone's gaze, you do not look at them although they are looking at you, for example because you are ashamed.

He hesitated, then shook his head, refusing to meet her eyes.

22) PHRASE: V inflects If someone meets their death or meets their end, they die, especially in a violent or suspicious way. [WRITTEN]

Jacob Sinclair met his death at the hands of a soldier...

No one knows exactly how or where he met his end.

23) to make ends meetsee end
there's more to this than meets the eyesee eye
to meet someone's eyessee eye
to meet someone halfwaysee halfway
to meet your matchsee match
Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.

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