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English definition of “meet”

meet

verb uk   /miːt/ (met, met) us  

meet verb (FOR THE FIRST TIME)

A1 [T or I] to see and speak to someone for the first time: They met at work. I met her in Hawaii. Would you like to meet my sister? Come and meet (= be introduced to) my friend Laura.Being, becoming friends and getting to know someone

meet verb (COME TOGETHER)

A1 [I or T] to come together with someone intentionally: Lorraine and I meet for lunch once a month. We agreed to meet on Tuesday to discuss the project. The children's club meets every Thursday afternoon. They're meeting with their advisers to work out a new plan. The president met the UK prime minister in London yesterday.Meeting peopleOfficial meetings A1 [T or I] to come together with someone without intending to: It's always awkward when you meet someone you know but you can't remember their name. Guess who I met in town today. We met our old neighbours at an auction last Saturday.Meeting peopleOfficial meetings

meet verb (SATISFY)

C1 [T] to fulfil, satisfy, or achieve: The workers' demands for higher pay were not met by the management. We haven't yet been able to find a house that meets our needs/requirements. They will only agree to sign the contract if certain conditions are met. Do you think we will be able to meet our deadline/target?Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling [T] to pay: The company has agreed to meet all our expenses.Paying and spending money

meet verb (PLACE)

B1 [T] to wait at a place for someone or something to arrive: Will you meet me at the airport (= be there when the aircraft arrives)?Meeting peopleOfficial meetings

meet verb (TOUCH)

[I or T] to touch or join something: There's a large crack where the ceiling meets the wall. The curtains don't quite meet. Turn left where the lane meets the main road.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures

meet verb (EXPERIENCE)

[T] to experience something: I've never met that kind of problem/system before. He met his death (= he died) in the icy waters of the South Atlantic.Experiencing and suffering
Phrasal verbs

meet

noun [C] uk   /miːt/ us  
US a sports event: a track/swim meet the first meet of the seasonCompetitions, and parts of competitions UK an occasion when people go fox huntingHunting
(Definition of meet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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