Definition of mete out
- We're trying to be fair in meting out rewards and punishments.
- Huge fines were meted out as punishment.
- The king meted out justice as he saw fit.
: to give out by measure : dole out
: in a direction away from the inside or center
: from among others
: eject, oust
: to identify publicly as being such secretly
: to become publicly known
used as a function word to indicate an outward movement
: situated outside : external
: situated at a distance : outlying
: one who is out of office or power or on the outside
: an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball
: in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats
Britannica English: Translation of mete out for Arabic speakers
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