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      vb   , meets, meeting, met  
1    sometimes foll by: up or (US) with   to come together (with), either by design or by accident; encounter  
I met him unexpectedly, we met at the station     
2    to come into or be in conjunction or contact with (something or each other)  
the roads meet in the town, the sea meets the sky     
3    tr   to come to or be at the place of arrival of  
to meet a train     
4    to make the acquaintance of or be introduced to (someone or each other)  
have you two met?     
5    to gather in the company of (someone or each other)  
the board of directors meets on Tuesday     
6    to come into the presence of (someone or each other) as opponents  
Joe meets Fred in the boxing match     
7    tr   to cope with effectively; satisfy  
to meet someone's demands     
8    tr   to be apparent to (esp. in the phrase meet the eye)  
9    tr   to return or counter  
to meet a blow with another     
10    to agree with (someone or each other)  
we met him on the price he suggested     
11    tr; sometimes foll by: with   to experience; suffer  
he met his death in a road accident     
12    to occur together  
courage and kindliness met in him     
13    tr     (Caribbean)   to find (a person, situation, etc.) in a specified condition  
I met the door open     
14    the assembly of hounds, huntsmen, etc., prior to a hunt  
15    a meeting, esp. a sports meeting  
16      (U.S.)   the place where the paths of two railway trains meet or cross  
     (Old English metan; related to Old Norse m<oe>ta, Old Saxon motian)  
  meeter      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
meet          [2]  
Archaic   proper, fitting, or correct  
     (C13: from variant of Old English gemæte; related to Old High German maza suitability, Old Norse mætr valuable)  
  meetly      adv  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    bump into, chance on, come across, confront, contact, encounter, find, happen on, run across, run into  
2    abut, adjoin, come together, connect, converge, cross, intersect, join, link up, touch, unite  
3    answer, carry out, come up to, comply, cope with, discharge, equal, fulfil, gratify, handle, match, measure up, perform, satisfy  
4    assemble, collect, come together, congregate, convene, foregather, gather, muster, rally  
5    bear, encounter, endure, experience, face, go through, suffer, undergo  
1    avoid, elude, escape, miss  
2    diverge  
3    fail, fall short, renege  
4    adjourn, disperse, scatter  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

e-meet v.
meet people on a chat on Internet or via e-mail or social networks. meet virtually and not physically

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
a group of people who decide to meet and make purchases at a local business. The aim is both to support it and to meet up with the community.
Inspired by the phenomenon of flash mobs, which refers to groups of people mobilized by social media to perform entertaining or unusual acts in public, such as choreographies
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
meet; cross each other's lives; be brought together
E.g.:They crossed paths fifteen years ago and they are best friends since then.
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention
find a a partner for someone and act as an intermediary for the two persons to meet
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