transitive verb past tense & past participle met
- 1 1.1 (encounter)I met her yesterday on my way to the bankencontrarse conI'm meeting her in Paris on Saturdayme encontré con ella ayer cuando iba al bancoI arranged to meet him at the clubme voy a encontrar con ella el sábado en Parísmeet me on the corner at 6 o'clockquedé en or (in Latin America also) quedé de encontrarme con él en el clubquedé con él en el club (especially Spain)I met him for a drink at the hotelencontrémonos en la esquina a las 6to meet somebody halfway o in the middlenos encontramos en el hotel para tomar una copallegar a un arreglo con alguienExample sentences1.2 (welcome)
(collect on arrival)he came out to meet meir a buscarshe met her guests at the doorsalió a recibirmethe whole village turned out to meet herrecibió a los invitados en la puertashe saw me coming and ran to meet metodo el pueblo or el pueblo entero salió a recibirlahe met me off the trainme vio llegar y corrió a mi encuentrodon't bother to come and meet meme fue a buscar or a esperar a la estaciónI'll send Peter to meet the train/planeno te molestes en ir a buscarme or a esperarmemandaré a Peter a buscarte ( or buscarlos etc) or a recogerte ( or recogerlos etc) a la estación/al aeropuertoExample sentences
- In all the time we have been booking courses we have not met this attitude before.
- Our children don't need to meet those selfish attitudes behind a steering wheel.
- It becomes particularly important when the relationship meets an impasse.
Example sentences1.3 (oppose)
- Also, a similar service was proposed to run to Cheddington Station to meet hotel guests arriving by train.
- We drove into the main bazaar, fully expecting some of these functionaries to be waiting to meet us.
- When I travel to Crewe to meet the Tommys, an as-yet unsigned all-girl pop-punk quartet, their manager Paul meets me off the train.
(opponent/enemy)enfrentarse aExample sentences
- But perhaps just as telling was the widespread cynicism the scandal was met with.
- Gillespie's comments were met with mixed reactions at the Scottish Open, finishing today at Loch Lomond.
- But the findings were met with a mixed reaction from lunchtime drinkers in the pavement bars and cafes of Manchester yesterday.
- The Springboks would have an easier route through the competition, probably meeting France in the semis.
- Five years ago when these two teams met it was a victory to Cranleigh by 39-10.
- The men's second team met Leigh first who were just above them in the league.
- 2 (make acquaintance of) I'd like you to meet hershe first met him at a partyme gustaría que la conocierasto meet new friendslo conoció en una fiestaJohn, meet Mr Clark [formal]hacer nuevas amistadespleased to meet youJohn, le presento al señor Clarkpleased to have met youencantado de conocerlomucho gustonice meeting youencantado de haberlo conocidoin the first chapter we meet Susan, a writermucho gustoen el primer capítulo el autor nos presenta a Susan, una escritoraExample sentences
- I understand now, that we have to go through several acquaintances before we meet true friends.
- He is also an acquaintance of Raj, having met him in mid 2002.
- The sky shifted in colors as she thought back to the duration of time about eleven years ago when she met her foster parents.
- 3 3.1 (come up against, experience)(obstacle/problems)he would meet his death theretoparse conshe met her fate with dignityallí habría de encontrar su muerteto be metenfrentó su destino con dignidad
by/ withsomethingon his return he was met by another crisisencontrarse conalgomy proposals were met with blank refusalsa su regreso se encontró con otra crisisthere's more to this than meets the eyemis propuestas fueron rechazadas de plano3.2 (counter, respond to) See examples: she met their threats with defianceesto es más complicado de lo que pareceshe was met with enthusiastic applausehizo frente desafiante a sus amenazas3.3 (match) we will meet any sum you raisefue recibida con calurosos aplausosigualaremos cualquier suma que ustedes recauden
- 4 (satisfy)(demands/wishes)(deadline/quota)cumplir con(obligation)he doesn't meet our requirementscumplir conthey will have to meet the cost themselvesno reúne or no llena or no cumple nuestros requisitosellos mismos van a tener que hacerse cargo de los gastosExample sentences
- If something doesn't meet your needs and requirements then there will be another tradition around the next corner.
- Anaemia is a condition in which the blood cannot carry enough oxygen to meet the body's needs.
- St David's Cathedral already meets the requirements of health and safety regulations but many other churches don't.
- Port charges were generally revised upward to meet debt obligations.
- The spokesperson said it could not afford to meet the claim as FLS was still losing money in Ireland.
- This is to ensure that there is sufficient money to meet its obligations.
- 5 5.1 (come together with, join) See examples: East meets West in this beautiful cityher lips met mineOriente y Occidente se dan la mano en esta bella ciudadher gaze met hisnuestros labios se fundieron en un besoshe could not meet his eye o gazesus miradas se cruzaron5.2 (strike)no se atrevía a mirarlo a la caradar contra
intransitive verb past tense & past participle met
- 1 1.1 (encounter each other)we met by chance at the gameencontrarsewe arranged to meet at threenos encontramos en el partido (por casualidad)where shall we meet?quedamos en or (in Latin America also) quedamos de encontrarnos a las tresquedamos a las tres (especially Spain)the two presidents will meet in May¿dónde nos encontramos?¿dónde quedamos? (especially Spain)until we meet again! 1.2 (hold meeting)los dos presidentes se entrevistarán en mayo(club/committee)reunirse(presidents/ministers)entrevistarseExample sentences1.3 (make acquaintance)
we (first) met in 1963conocersehave you two already met?nos conocimos en 1963I've a feeling we've met somewhere before¿ya se conocen?¿ya los han presentado?1.4 (as opponents)me parece que nos conocemos or que lo conozco de algún ladoenfrentarseExample sentences
- The group met for an assembly dedicated to the celebration, a tour of the school and a 1950s-style school dinner.
- The group meets once a month and is particularly keen to hear from residents with an interest in local history, architecture and open spaces.
- The group meets once a month to discuss ways of combating city centre crime.
- The student had tapped her name and mobile phone number into his phone and arranged to meet him for lunch before she left.
- I'd arranged to meet my partner Nick for lunch to get his verdict on the new me.
- I arranged to meet Andrew in a pub in Hampstead called the Holly Bush.
- 2 (come into contact) See examples: the vehicles met head onthere was a village where the three roads metlos vehículos chocaron or se dieron de frentethe belt wouldn't meet around his waisthabía un pueblo en el empalme or en la confluencia de las tres carreterastheir eyes metno se podía cerrar el cinturónsus miradas se cruzaron
- 1.1(American English) (Sport)1.2 (in hunting)Example sentences
- These groups however are discredited by the outrageous actions they take to disrupt hunt meets.
- The meets for the foxhounds in the areas that I hunt are pretty near to where the horses are kept.
- Last Friday was one of the biggest Boxing Day meets of the Tedworth Hunt for years and it attracted a larger than usual number of anti-hunt protestors.
- The second begins when Del Mar and Saratoga open their gates in July to conduct the last two great race meets in the United States.
- There's the Shrum Bowl, basketball and volleyball tournaments and swim meets, to name just a few.
- Worrell feels it's important for youngsters to take advantage of locally organized swim meets.
- 1.1 (get together) See examples:to meet up (
- 1.1 (encounter, experience)
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