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English definition of “mete sth out”

mete sth out

formal phrasal verb with mete     /miːt/ verb (present participle meting, past tense and past participle meted)
to give or order a punishment or make someone receive cruel or unfair treatment : Victorian schoolteachers regularly meted out physical punishment to their pupils .Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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