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meets

verb
present tense third-person singular of meet

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1 to come upon face-to-face or as if face-to-face
  • we never once met another car on that lonely country road

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2 to come together into one body or place
  • we'll meet for dinner, with a discussion to follow, next week

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3 to come upon unexpectedly or by chance
  • met her future husband at a party

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4 to do what is required by the terms of
  • a financially struggling city trying to meet its loans

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5 to enter into contest or conflict with
  • the up-and-coming boxer will meet the reigning champ for the first time tomorrow

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6 to produce something equal to (as in quality or value)
  • I'll meet your bet, nay, I'll even raise it

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7 to put up with (something painful or difficult)
  • trying to meet the challenge of going to college while working at a full-time job

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8 to give what is owed for
  • I paid a portion of the long-distance bill to keep my carrier from cutting off service until I can meet the remainder of the charges

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meets

noun
plural of meet

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“Meets.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/meets. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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