meet with (someone or something)

(redirected from met with)

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.
See also: meet

meet with someone

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

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.
See also: meet

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]
See also: meet

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.
See also: meet
References in classic literature ?
I told you I had met with a disappointment which had broken me for life.
The committee has met with the Corporate Finance division of the SEC, and meets with Congressional policymakers, as appropriate.
On February 7, 2006, Tax Executives Institute met with Deborah Nolan, Commissioner of the IRS's Large and Mid-Size Business Division, and other repreesntatives of LMSB.
I also met with members of a new local, the Northeast PA Dental Assistants Society in Wilkes-Barre, for a brunch before flying home.
Directly after the primates' meeting, however, Archbishop Venables met with dissenting Canadian Anglicans, including those who have walked away from the diocese of New Westminster.
2, 2002, several members of the TEC and Tax Division staff met with staff from the House Ways and Means Committee, the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Senate Finance Committee, and with the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy and her staff.
Tri-Met began looking at the feasibility of using re-refined oil in May of 2000, when it met with representatives of re-refined oil supplier Union 76, Mt.
Due to the many concerns regarding the land ban proposal, the AFS solid waste committee, the American Cast Metals Association and several other trade organizations met with the EPA, on Feb 6, 1990.
I also met with Sherry Sikora, CDA, President, and Michael Brennan, the CDAA Executive Director, and several members to discuss the similarities and differences of our associations.
For 1998, M's home office did not qualify as his principal place of business; although the administrative and management activities performed there were essential, it was not where he met with customers.
Finally, on March 21--immediately before the Institute's Midyear Conference--TEI's senior officers met with acting IRS Commissioner Bob Wenzel, Chief Counsel B.
In December, the Institute met with the Canadian Department of Finance and the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency in Ottawa.
On December 16, 1991, Tax Executives Institute and other taxpayer representatives met with officia Revenue Service to discuss the netting of interest on tax underpayments and overpayments pursuant to Internal Revenue Code.