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English definition of “mete out something”

mete out something

 /ˈmit ˈɑʊt/ fml phrasal verb with mete verb
to give or order a punishment: The prison sentence is the toughest meted out to any of the seven athletes who have pleaded guilty.
(Definition of mete out something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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