transitive verb past tense & past participle met
- 1 1.1 (encounter)encontrarse conI met her yesterday on my way to the bankme encontré con ella ayer cuando iba al bancoI'm meeting her in Paris on Saturdayme voy a encontrar con ella el sábado en ParísI arranged to meet him at the clubquedé en or (Latin America tb) quedé de encontrarme con él en el clubquedé con él en el club (esp Spain)meet me on the corner at 6 o'clockencontrémonos en la esquina a las 6I met him for a drink at the hotelnos encontramos en el hotel para tomar una copato meet somebody halfway o in the middlellegar a un arreglo con alguienExample sentences1.2 (welcome)
(collect on arrival) ir a buscarhe came out to meet mesalió a recibirmeshe met her guests at the doorrecibió a los invitados en la puertathe whole village turned out to meet hertodo el pueblo or el pueblo entero salió a recibirlashe saw me coming and ran to meet meme vio llegar y corrió a mi encuentrohe met me off the trainme fue a buscar or a esperar a la estacióndon't bother to come and meet meno te molestes en ir a buscarme or a esperarmeI'll send Peter to meet the train/planemandaré 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.
- 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.
enfrentarse aExample sentences
- 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 herme gustaría que la conocierasshe first met him at a partylo conoció en una fiestato meet new friendshacer nuevas amistadesJohn, meet Mr Clark [formal]John, le presento al señor Clarkpleased to meet youencantado de conocerlopleased to have met you
mucho gustoencantado de haberlo conocidonice meeting youencantadoin the first chapter we meet Susan, a writer
mucho 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 there
toparse conallí habría de encontrar su muerteshe met her fate with dignityenfrentó su destino con dignidadto be met
by/ withsomethingencontrarseon his return he was met by another crisis conalgoa su regreso se encontró con otra crisismy proposals were met with blank refusalsmis propuestas fueron rechazadas de planothere's more to this than meets the eyeesto es más complicado de lo que parece3.2 (counter, respond to) she met their threats with defiancehizo frente desafiante a sus amenazasshe was met with enthusiastic applausefue recibida con calurosos aplausos3.3 (match) we will meet any sum you raiseigualaremos cualquier suma que ustedes recauden
- 4 (satisfy)(demands/wishes)
cumplir con(obligation)he doesn't meet our requirements
cumplir conno reúne or no llena or no cumple nuestros requisitosthey will have to meet the cost themselvesellos 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) East meets West in this beautiful cityOriente y Occidente se dan la mano en esta bella ciudadher lips met minenuestros labios se fundieron en un besoher gaze met hissus miradas se cruzaronshe could not meet his eye o gazeno se atrevía a mirarlo a la cara5.2 (strike)dar contra
intransitive verb past tense & past participle met
- 1 1.1 (encounter each other)encontrarsewe met by chance at the gamenos encontramos en el partido (por casualidad)we arranged to meet at threequedamos en or (Latin America tb) quedamos de encontrarnos a las tresquedamos a las tres (esp Spain)where shall we meet?¿dónde nos encontramos?¿dónde quedamos? (esp Spain)the two presidents will meet in Maylos dos presidentes se entrevistarán en mayountil we meet again!¡hasta la vista!Example sentences1.2 (hold meeting)
- 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.
entrevistarseExample sentences1.3 (make acquaintance)
conocersewe (first) met in 1963nos conocimos en 1963have you two already met?¿ya se conocen?I've a feeling we've met somewhere before
- 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.
¿ya los han presentado?me parece que nos conocemos or que lo conozco de algún lado1.4 (as opponents)enfrentarse
- 2 (come into contact) the vehicles met head onlos vehículos chocaron or se dieron de frentethere was a village where the three roads methabía un pueblo en el empalme or en la confluencia de las tres carreterasthe belt wouldn't meet around his waistno se podía cerrar el cinturóntheir eyes metsus miradas se cruzaron
- 1 (American English) (Sport)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 (get together)to meet up (
- 1 (encounter, experience)
encontrarse (let's meet up after the lecture
encontrémonos or juntémonos después de la conferencia2 (coincide) (parts/edges)to meet up (
coincidir or (Colombia) (Venezuela) empatar3 (join) (roads)to meet up
(opposition/hostility)to meet with failure to meet with success
ser recibido con
ser recibido con
tener éxitothe proposal met with general approval
la propuesta recibió la aprobación generalshe met with an unfortunate accident
le ocurrió un lamentable accidente2 (meet)
(American English) (friend)
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