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meet with (someone or something)

1. To spend time with someone, usually for a specific reason. I have to meet with Carrie before I can give you an answer to that question.
2. To elicit a particular response. Mom's announcement that we were having meatloaf for dinner was met with groans from the rest of us. The senator's proposal was met with skepticism on both sides of the aisle.
3. To experience something. I'm just warning you—if you embezzle money, you're going to meet with a bad end.
4. To come into contact with something. I think this piece is supposed to meet with that one. Here, take a look at the instructions.
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meet with someone

to have a meeting with someone. I will meet with all of them on Monday. When can I meet with you?
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meet with something

 
1. [for someone] to experience something, such as an accident. Poor Carlo met with a serious accident. Henry always feared meeting with a horrible fate.
2. [for someone or something] to strike or touch something. That board is supposed to meet perfectly with the surface of the wall. Her head met with the top of the car a number of times during the journey.
3. to encounter some kind of response. The proposal met with unexpected opposition. Her speech was met with universal approval.
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meet with

Encounter or experience, as in The housing bill met with their approval, or Drunk and homeless, he's bound to meet with a bad end. [Mid-1400s]
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meet with

v.
1. To come together with someone or something, especially in order to discuss or accomplish something: The president met with the staff to analyze the new budget.
2. To experience or undergo something: Strong statements often meet with harsh criticism. You can meet your obstacles with bitterness or with determination.
3. To be experienced by something or someone. Used passively: Visitors to the impoverished city are often met with many problems, such as high prices and crime.
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References in classic literature ?
"Oh, I ought to give you a sketch of the company you will meet with us," she went on.
Akar will meet with US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan.
Curtis is set to meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this night, before his planned meeting with Trump tomorrow.
'In Islamabad, she [Wells] will meet with US Embassy staff and several senior Pakistani government officials, international organisation leaders, and members of the private sector,' a statement released by US State Department shared.
Following Qualcomm's announcement today that it is willing to meet with us, we offered to meet with Qualcomm on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
The Prime Minister will meet with US Senate committee chairmen.
PRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades will meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry this Sunday in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, said a government source on Monday.
PNN Head Palestinian Peace Negotiator, Saeb Erekat, is expected to meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday afternoon to discuss issues facing Middle East peace and continuing tensions.
They will meet with US Attorney-General Eric Holder, who is hosting the meeting, and US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
"It is not very often soldiers get to meet with US senators, especially in a war zone," said US Army Col.
Murr, who is heading a military delegation to Washington, is scheduled to meet with US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on Tuesday.
Mr Hutton, who will sign the agreement during a two-day visit to Washington, will also meet with US energy companies to discuss potential investment in new nuclear build in the UK.
We were also taken to the bishop's house and people from the gathering would come and meet with us," he said.
The Vintners Federation of Ireland said: "They have a moral obligation to meet with us and hear what we have to say."
The European Commission is scheduled to meet with US customs next week to reach an agreement on the regulations.