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Related to meet: meet halfway
v. met, meet•ing,
Meetthe persons or group of men or women who gather for a fox hunt or other sporting event.
Meet is usually a verb. Its past tense and -ed participle is met.
When you meet someone, you are in the same place and you start talking to each other.
When you intend to meet someone, you can say that you meet, meet with, or meet up with them.
Meet with is especially common in American English.
Past participle: met
|Noun||1.||meet - a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held|
track and field - participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it
gymkhana - a meet at which riders and horses display a range of skills and aptitudes
race meeting - a regular occasion on which a number of horse races are held on the same track; "the Epsom race meeting was an important social event"
regatta - a meeting for boat races
track meet - a track and field competition between two or more teams
|Verb||1.||meet - come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"|
|2.||meet - get together socially or for a specific purpose|
pick up - meet someone for sexual purposes; "he always tries to pick up girls in bars"
reunite - have a reunion; unite again
rendezvous - meet at a rendezvous
call in, visit, call - pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
|3.||meet - be adjacent or come together; "The lines converge at this point"|
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
breast - meet at breast level; "The runner breasted the tape"
|4.||meet - fill or meet a want or need|
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
answer - be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; "This may answer her needs"
|5.||meet - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"|
coordinate - be co-ordinated; "These activities coordinate well"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
fill the bill, fit the bill - be what is needed or be good enough for what is required; "Does this restaurant fit the bill for the celebration?"
|6.||meet - satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams"|
|7.||meet - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"|
meet - meet by design; be present at the arrival of; "Can you meet me at the train station?"
encounter, meet, run across, come across, run into, see - come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"
congregate - come together, usually for a purpose; "The crowds congregated in front of the Vatican on Christmas Eve"
hive - move together in a hive or as if in a hive; "The bee swarms are hiving"
convene - meet formally; "The council convened last week"
cluster, constellate, flock, clump - come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
crowd together, crowd - to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"
converge - move or draw together at a certain location; "The crowd converged on the movie star"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
turn out - come and gather for a public event; "Hundreds of thousands turned out for the anti-war rally in New York"
caucus - meet to select a candidate or promote a policy
club - gather and spend time together; "They always club together"
|8.||meet - get to know; get acquainted with; "I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!"; "we met in Singapore"|
|9.||meet - meet by design; be present at the arrival of; "Can you meet me at the train station?"|
meet up with - meet with by appointment; "She met up with her former lover"
|10.||meet - contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"|
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
confront, face - oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other"
play - employ in a game or in a specific position; "They played him on first base"
play - use or move; "I had to play my queen"
play - shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good backhand last night"
replay - repeat a game against the same opponent; "Princeton replayed Harvard"
|11.||meet - experience as a reaction; "My proposal met with much opposition"|
|12.||meet - undergo or suffer; "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate"|
|13.||meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"|
cling, cohere, adhere, cleave, stick - come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
attach - be attached; be in contact with
hug - fit closely or tightly; "The dress hugged her hips"
butt, butt against, butt on, abut, adjoin, edge, border, march - lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
border, environ, surround, skirt, ring - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
|Adj.||1.||meet - being precisely fitting and right; "it is only meet that she should be seated first"|
just - used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting; "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"
encounter miss, avoid, escape, elude
gather scatter, disperse, adjourn
fulfil fail, fall short of
meet1 [miːt] (met (pt, pp))
I'm meeting them for lunch tomorrow → he quedado para almorzar con ellos mañana
I had arranged to meet her in town → había quedado con ella en el centro, había acordado en verla en el centro
I'll meet you outside the cinema → te veré en la entrada del cine
you'll never guess who I met on the bus today? → ¿a que no sabes con quién me encontré or me tropecé hoy en el autobús?
we will be meeting the ambassador tomorrow to discuss the situation → mañana tendremos un encuentro or una reunión con el embajador para discutir la situación, mañana nos entrevistaremos or nos reuniremos con el embajador para discutir la situación
we met her at the station → la fuimos a buscar a la estación
I'm being met at the airport → me vendrán a buscar al aeropuerto
she ran out to meet us → salió corriendo a recibirnos
to meet sb off the train → ir a esperar a algn a la estación
don't bother to meet me → no os molestéis en venir a esperarme
the bus for Aix meets the ten o'clock train → el autobús que va a Aix conecta con el tren de las diez
see also halfway A1
I never met him → no lo llegué a conocer
I met my wife in 1988 → conocí a mi mujer en 1988
meet my brother → quiero presentarte a mi hermano
he's the kindest person I've ever met → es la persona más amable que he conocido jamás
nice to have met you! → ¡encantado de conocerlo!
pleased to meet you! → ¡mucho gusto!, ¡encantado de conocerlo!
the box met the ground with an almighty thud → la caja se estrelló ruidsosamente contra el suelo
the sound which met his ears → el sonido que llegó a sus oídos
I could not meet his eye → no podía mirarle a los ojos
her eyes met her sister's across the table → tropezó con la mirada de su hermana al otro lado de la mesa
what a scene met my eyes! → ¡el escenario que se presentó ante mis ojos!
see also eye A1
almost all retired people meet this problem → casi todos los jubilados se encuentran con este problema
he met his death or his end in 1800 → halló or encontró la muerte en 1800
to meet death calmly → enfrentarse con la muerte con tranquilidad
to meet sth head-on → enfrentarse de lleno con algo, hacer frente or plantar cara directamente a algo
this suggestion was met with angry protests → la gente reaccionó con protestas de indignación ante la sugerencia
see also match 2 A3
he offered to meet the full cost of the repairs → se ofreció a correr con or hacer frente a todos los gastos de la reparación
it did not meet our expectations → no estuvo a la altura de nuestras expectativas
see also deadline
we could meet for a drink after work → podríamos vernos or quedar para tomar una copa después del trabajo
what time shall we meet? → ¿a qué hora quieres que quedemos or nos veamos?
let's meet at eight → quedemos para las ocho
they arranged to meet at ten → quedaron en verse a las diez
the two ministers met to discuss the treaty → los dos ministros se entrevistaron or se reunieron para discutir el tratado
to meet again → volver a verse
until we meet again! → ¡hasta la vista!, ¡hasta pronto!
the society meets at eight → la sociedad se reúne a las ocho
we met in Seville → nos conocimos en Sevilla
we have met before → nos conocemos ya
have we met? → ¿nos conocemos de antes?
our eyes met → cruzamos una mirada
their lips met → sus labios se encontraron
see also end A1
see also twain
they promised to meet up again in a year's time → prometieron volver a verse or quedar un año después
we meet up for lunch occasionally → de vez en cuando quedamos para almorzar juntos
where did you two meet up? (for 1st time) → ¿dónde os conocisteis?
this road meets up with the motorway → esta carretera empalma con la autopista
we hope the idea meets with your approval → esperamos que la idea reciba su aprobación
the idea met with a cool response → la idea fue acogida or recibida con frialdad
efforts to contact her met with no response → los esfuerzos para ponerse en contacto con ella fracasaron
attempts to find them have met with failure → los intentos de encontrarlos han fracasado
meet2 [miːt] ADJ [liter] → conveniente, apropiado
it is meet that → conviene que ... + subjun
to be meet for → ser apto para
meet[ˈmiːt] [met] (pt, pp)
I met Paul when I was walking the dog → J'ai rencontré Paul alors que je promenais mon chien.
Have you met him before? → Est-ce que tu l'as déjà rencontré?
I'm going to meet my friends → Je vais retrouver mes amis.
Meet me under the clock → Retrouvez-moi sous l'horloge.
I met a Swedish girl → J'ai fait la connaissance d'une Suédoise.
I like meeting new people → J'aime faire de nouvelles connaissances.
pleased to meet you! → ravi(e) de vous connaître!
nice to have met you → ravi(e) de vous avoir connu
I'll meet you at the station → J'irai te chercher à la gare.
Dan came to the airport to meet me → Dan est venu me chercher à l'aéroport.
to meet the deadline → tenir les délais
It is going to be difficult to meet the deadline → Cela va être difficile de tenir les délais.
How are we to meet the challenge? → Comment allons-nous relever le défi?
to meet sb's gaze → soutenir le regard de qn
He couldn't meet my gaze → Il ne pouvait soutenir mon regard.
We met by chance in the shopping centre → Nous nous sommes rencontrés par hasard dans le centre commercial.
I don't think we've met, have we? → Je ne pense pas que nous nous soyons rencontrés.
to meet again → se revoir
Let's meet in front of the tourist office → Retrouvons-nous devant l'office de tourisme.
We meet up for lunch once a week → Nous nous voyons pour déjeuner une fois par semaine.
We met up again later at the supermarket → Nous nous sommes à nouveau rencontrés au supermarché plus tard.
to meet up with sb (by arrangement) → retrouver qn; (accidentally) → rencontrer qn
In the pub he met up with a girl he had known at university → Au pub, il rencontra une fille qu'il avait connue à l'université.
meet2 vb: pret, ptp <met>
meet[miːt] (met (pt, pp))
to arrange to meet sb → dare appuntamento a qn
she ran out to meet us → ci è corsa incontro
to meet sb off the train → (andare a) aspettare or andare a prendere qn al treno
the car will meet the train → ci sarà una macchina all'arrivo del treno
I'll meet you at the station → verrò a prenderla alla stazione
to meet sb's eye or gaze → incrociare lo sguardo di qn
a terrible sight met him or his eyes → gli si presentò un orrendo spettacolo
there's more to this than meets the eye → è molto più complicato di quanto possa sembrare a prima vista
meet my brother → le presento mio fratello
pleased to meet you! → lieto di conoscerla!, piacere!
to meet one's death → trovare la morte
until we meet again! → arrivederci (alla prossima volta)!
haven't we met before? → non ci conosciamo già?
they met with an accident → hanno avuto un incidente