meet1 W1S1 [mi:t] v past tense and past participle met [met]
1¦(see somebody at an arranged place)¦
2¦(see somebody by chance)¦
3¦(see somebody for the first time)¦
4¦(see somebody at an airport/station etc)¦
5¦(come together to discuss something)¦
6¦(compete against somebody)¦
7¦(join or touch)¦
8¦(experience a problem or situation)¦
9 meet a problem/challenge
10 meet a need/demand/requirement/condition etc
11 meet a deadline
12 meet a goal/target etc
13 meet a debt/cost/expense etc
14 there's more to somebody/something than meets the eye
15 our/their eyes meet
16 meet somebody's eye(s)/gaze/glance etc
17 meet your eye(s)
18 meet your match
19 meet somebody halfway
20 meet (something) head-on
21 meet your death/end
22 meet your maker
23 meet your Waterloo
Phrasal verbs
 meet up
 meet with somebody/something
[: Old English; Origin: metan]
1.) ¦(SEE SOMEBODY AT AN ARRANGED PLACE)¦ [I,T not in passive]
to go to a place where someone will be at a particular time, according to an arrangement, so that you can talk or do something together
Meet me at 8.00.
I'll meet you by the main reception desk.
meet (sb) for sth
Why don't we meet for lunch on Friday?
We arranged to meet outside the theatre.
2.) ¦(SEE SOMEBODY BY CHANCE)¦ [I,T not in passive]
to see someone by chance and talk to them
= ↑bump into
You'll never guess who I met in town.
I was worried I might meet Henry on the bus.
3.) ¦(SEE SOMEBODY FOR THE FIRST TIME)¦ [I,T not in passive]
to see and talk to someone for the first time, or be introduced to them
We first met in Florence.
I met my husband at university.
Jane, come and meet my brother.
nice/pleased to meet you
(=used to greet someone politely when you have just met them for the first time)
'This is my niece, Sarah.' 'Pleased to meet you.'
(it was) nice meeting you
(=used to say goodbye politely to someone you have just met for the first time)
to be waiting for someone at an airport, station etc when they arrive in a plane or train
My dad met us at the station.
I'll come and meet you off the plane.
to come together in the same place in order to discuss something
The committee meets once a month.
The two groups will meet next week to discuss the project.
6.) ¦(COMPETE AGAINST SOMEBODY)¦ [I,T not in passive]
to play against another person or team in a competition, or to fight another army in a war
Manchester United will meet Blackburn Rovers in the sixth round of the Cup.
The two armies finally met on the battlefield at Stamford Bridge.
7.) ¦(JOIN OR TOUCH)¦ [I,T not in passive]
if two things meet, they touch or join at a particular place
The two roads meet just north of Flagstaff.
Their hands met under the table.
to experience a problem, attitude, or situation
= ↑encounter, come across ↑come across
Wherever she went she met hostility and prejudice.
9.) meet a problem/challenge
to deal with a problem or something difficult that you have to do
The new building will mean that we can meet the challenge of increasing student numbers.
10.) meet a need/demand/requirement/condition etc
to do something that someone wants, needs, or expects you to do or be as good as they need, expect etc
The company says it is unable to meet the workers' demands for higher wages.
The service is tailored to meet your needs.
beaches which meet European standards of cleanliness
11.) meet a deadline
to finish something at the time it is meant to be finished
We are still hoping to meet the November deadline.
12.) meet a goal/target etc
to achieve something that you are trying to achieve
It's virtually impossible to meet the weekly sales targets.
The scheme does not meet its objectives .
13.) meet a debt/cost/expense etc
to make a payment that needs to be made
The government has promised to meet the cost of clearing up after the floods.
14.) there's more to sb/sth than meets the eye
used to say that someone or something is more interesting, intelligent etc than they seem to be
15.) our/their eyes meet
if two people's eyes meet, they look at each other
Our eyes met momentarily, then he looked away.
His eyes met Nina's and she smiled.
16.) meet sb's eye(s)/gaze/glance etc
to look directly at someone who is looking at you
Ruth looked down, unable to meet his eye.
She turned to meet his gaze.
17.) meet your eye(s)
if something meets your eyes, you see it
An extraordinary scene met our eyes as we entered the room.
18.) meet your match
to compete against an opponent who is stronger or more skilful than you are
I think he might have met his match in Simon.
19.) meet sb halfway
to do some of the things that someone wants, in order to reach an agreement with them
20.) meet (sth) head-on
a) if two moving vehicles meet head-on, they are facing each other and hit each other suddenly and violently
b) if you meet a problem head-on, you deal with it directly without trying to avoid it
21.) meet your death/end
to die in a particular way
He met his death at the hands of enemy soldiers.
22.) meet your maker
to die - used humorously
23.) meet your Waterloo
to finally be defeated after you have been successful for a long time
make ends meet [i]atend1 (18)
meet up phr v
1.) to meet someone in order to do something together
We often meet up after work and go for a drink.
meet up with
I've got to go now, but I'll meet up with you later.
2.) if roads, paths etc meet up, they join together at a particular place
meet up with
The path eventually meets up with the main road.
meet with / [meet with sb/sth] phr v
1.) to have a meeting with someone
Representatives of EU countries will meet with senior American politicians to discuss the trade crisis.
2.) also be met with sth
to get a particular reaction or result
meet with opposition/disapproval etc
His comments have met with widespread opposition.
meet with support/approval etc
Her ideas have met with support from doctors and health professionals.
meet with success/failure
(=succeed or fail)
Our attempts at negotiation finally met with some success.
3.) meet with an accident
formal to be injured or killed in an accident
meet 2
meet2 n
1.) track meet
especially AmE a sports competition between people running races, jumping over bars etc
2.) BrE an occasion when a group of people riding horses go out to hunt ↑foxes
meet 3
meet3 adj old use
[: Old English; Origin: gemAte]
right or suitable

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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