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mesh

noun [C or U] uk   /meʃ/ us  
(a piece of) material like a net with spaces in it, made from wire, plastic, or thread: a sieve with a fine/large mesh a wire mesh fenceNets, grids and grillesGeneral words for textiles

mesh

verb [I] uk   /meʃ/ us  

mesh verb [I] (SUIT)

When different things or people mesh, they suit each other or work well together: The members of the team just didn't mesh. Whether the new personal pension works will depend much on how well it meshes with employers' schemes.Balance and imbalance

mesh verb [I] (JOIN)

specialized engineering to join together in the correct position: The car's gears aren't meshing properly.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
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