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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theymeet with
he/she/itmeets with
present participlemeeting with
past tensemet with
past participlemet with
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  1. 1
    meet with someone to have a formal meeting with someone

    They’re meeting with Russian leaders to try to end the crisis.

  2. 2
    meet with something same as meet

    Experiments with the new drug have met with some success.

    a decision that has met with general approval

  3. 3
    meet with something to unexpectedly experience trouble, danger, difficulty, etc.

    She met with an accident yesterday.

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a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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