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      vb   , meets, meeting, met  
1    sometimes foll by: up or (US) with   to come together (with), either by design or by accident; encounter  
I met him unexpectedly, we met at the station     
2    to come into or be in conjunction or contact with (something or each other)  
the roads meet in the town, the sea meets the sky     
3    tr   to come to or be at the place of arrival of  
to meet a train     
4    to make the acquaintance of or be introduced to (someone or each other)  
have you two met?     
5    to gather in the company of (someone or each other)  
the board of directors meets on Tuesday     
6    to come into the presence of (someone or each other) as opponents  
Joe meets Fred in the boxing match     
7    tr   to cope with effectively; satisfy  
to meet someone's demands     
8    tr   to be apparent to (esp. in the phrase meet the eye)  
9    tr   to return or counter  
to meet a blow with another     
10    to agree with (someone or each other)  
we met him on the price he suggested     
11    tr; sometimes foll by: with   to experience; suffer  
he met his death in a road accident     
12    to occur together  
courage and kindliness met in him     
13    tr     (Caribbean)   to find (a person, situation, etc.) in a specified condition  
I met the door open     
14    the assembly of hounds, huntsmen, etc., prior to a hunt  
15    a meeting, esp. a sports meeting  
16      (U.S.)   the place where the paths of two railway trains meet or cross  
     (Old English metan; related to Old Norse m<oe>ta, Old Saxon motian)  
  meeter      n  
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meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
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