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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - to allot; distribute; apportion: usually with out n. - A line that indicates a boundary.

Usage examples (35)
  • We will run the government strictly and mete out reward or punishment on clear grounds.
  • Is it mete for Cesar to moue warre against Pompei?
  • And a jury could mete out billions more in damages.
  • One said, To mete out good for evil, how were that? for more
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  • Our coach would "mete" (apportion) out the "meat" (the edible part of animals) at our meals before a track "meet" (sporting competition) to ensure we didn't gain weight.
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