- 1[intransitive, transitive] to fit together or match closely, especially in a way that works well; to make things fit together successfully mesh (something) (with something) This evidence meshes with earlier reports of an organized riot. mesh (something) (together) His theories mesh together various political and religious beliefs.
- 2[intransitive] (specialist) (of parts of a machine) to fit together as they move If the cogs don't mesh correctly, the gears will keep slipping. Word Origin late Middle English: probably from an unrecorded Old English word related to (and perhaps reinforced in Middle English by) Middle Dutch maesche, of Germanic origin.
BrE BrE//meʃ//; NAmE NAmE//meʃ//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mesh
BrE BrE//meʃ//; NAmE NAmE//meʃ//he / she / it meshes
BrE BrE//ˈmeʃɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeʃɪz//past simple meshed
BrE BrE//meʃt//; NAmE NAmE//meʃt//past participle meshed
BrE BrE//meʃt//; NAmE NAmE//meʃt//-ing form meshing
BrE BrE//ˈmeʃɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeʃɪŋ//