mete out


mete out

v. (B) to mete out justice to everyone

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(B) to mete out justice to everyone

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • mete out — (something) to give or order a punishment. The jail sentences meted out to drug traffickers were considered too light by US officials …   New idioms dictionary

  • mete out — index administer (tender), allot, apportion, arbitrate (adjudge), assign (allot), contribute ( …   Law dictionary

  • mete out — verb administer or bestow, as in small portions administer critical remarks to everyone present dole out some money shell out pocket money for the children deal a blow to someone the machine dispenses soft drinks • Syn: ↑distribute, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mete out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms mete out : present tense I/you/we/they mete out he/she/it metes out present participle meting out past tense meted out past participle meted out formal to give a punishment to someone The same treatment should …   English dictionary

  • mete out — they were instructed to mete out harsh punishment Syn: dispense, hand out, allocate, allot, apportion, issue, deal out, dole out, dish out, assign, administer …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • mete out — PHRASAL VERB To mete out a punishment means to order that someone should be punished in a certain way. [FORMAL] [V P n (not pron)] His father meted out punishment with a slipper. [V ed] ...the two year sentence meted out to a convicted child… …   English dictionary

  • mete out — phr verb Mete out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑justice, ↑punishment …   Collocations dictionary

  • mete out — administer, give according to the law or policy    It was his duty to mete out justice in the colony …   English idioms

  • mete out — verb To distribute something in portions; to apportion or dole out …   Wiktionary

  • mete out something — mete out (something) to give or order a punishment. The jail sentences meted out to drug traffickers were considered too light by US officials …   New idioms dictionary


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