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meet

verb  /mit/ ( past tense and past participle met  /met/) us  

meet verb (COME TOGETHER)

[I/T] to come together with another person: [I] We agreed to meet on Tuesday at six. [I] They’re meeting with their advisers to work out a new plan. [T] The doctor unexpectedly met one of her patients in the supermarket. [T] Will we meet Joyce’s plane (= be at the airport when she arrives)? [I] The teams met twice this season (= competed against each other twice).

meet verb (BECOME FAMILIAR WITH)

[I/T] to become familiar with someone for the first time: [I] They met at work. [T] I’d like you to meet my friend Laura.

meet verb (JOIN)

[I/T] (esp. of objects) to join or touch: [I] The curtains don’t meet in the middle of the window.

meet verb (FULFILL)

[T] to fulfill, satisfy, or achieve: We haven’t found office space that meets our needs. Do you think she’ll be able to meet the deadline?

meet

noun [C]  /mit/ us  

meet noun [C] (SPORTS EVENT)

a sports event at which several teams or people compete: a track meet a swimming meet
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