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mete sth out

formal
verb uk phrasal verb with mete   /miːt/ ( present participle meting, past tense and past participle meted) us  
to give or order a punishment or make someone receive cruel or unfair treatment: In the past, schoolteachers regularly meted out physical punishment to their pupils.
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