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meetverb

uk   us   /miːt/ (met, met)

meet verb (FOR THE FIRST TIME)

A1 [T or I] to see and talk 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.
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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 draw up a new plan. The president met the UK prime minister in London yesterday.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.
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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? [T] to pay: The company has agreed to meet all our expenses.
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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)?
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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. The horizon is the line where the sky meets the earth.

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.
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meetnoun [C]

uk   us   /miːt/
US a sports event: a track/swim meet the first meet of the season UK an occasion when people go fox hunting
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