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Definition of mete out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

mete out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

mete somethingout (to somebody)

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to give someone a punishment; to make someone suffer bad treatment Severe penalties were meted out by the court. the violence meted out to the prisoners
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