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for To meet with
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Meet \Meet\, v. t.
1. To come together by mutual approach; esp., to come in
contact, or into proximity, by approach from opposite
directions; to join; to come face to face; to come in
close relationship; as, we met in the street; two lines
meet so as to form an angle.
O, when meet now
Such pairs in love and mutual honor joined !
2. To come together with hostile purpose; to have an
encounter or conflict.
Weapons more violent, when next we meet,
May serve to better us and worse our foes. --Milton.
3. To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on
the first Monday of December.
They . . . appointed a day to meet together. --2.
Macc. xiv. 21.
4. To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree;
to harmonize; to unite.
To meet with.
(a) To light upon; to find; to come to; -- often with the
sense of unexpectedness.
We met with many things worthy of observation.
(b) To join; to unite in company. --Shak.
(c) To suffer unexpectedly; as, to meet with a fall; to
meet with a loss.
(d) To encounter; to be subjected to.
Prepare to meet with more than brutal fury
From the fierce prince. --Rowe.
(e) To obviate. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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