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mete out

To distribute or dispense something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mete" and "out." It is the Supreme Court's job to mete out justice in a situation like this.
See also: out

mete something out

to measure something out. She meted the solution out carefully into a row of test tubes. She meted out the cookies to each of them.
See also: out

mete out

v.
To distribute and apply a measure or judgment of something: The cook meted out small portions of soup to the soldiers. Our school principal metes out strict punishment to those who break the rules. The central office gathers information and metes it out to the departments that need it.
See also: out
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Highwealth is expected to mete out six to seven months of basic pay for the combination of year-end and performance bonus.
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He must stress to the players that protecting the relationships the league has forged with corporate America and the television networks occasionally necessitates the ``tough love'' that the NBA is forced to mete out via lengthy and costly player suspensions.
Block said he has ordered a revision of the department's disciplinary system allowing the department to mete out the new punishments, which also could include the removal of bonus pay.