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mete1

mete1

 
pronunciation:
mit
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: meted, metes, meting
definition: to apportion or distribute (usu. fol. by out).
The teacher meted out punishments to tardy students.
synonyms:
admeasure, allocate, allot, apportion, dish out, dispense, distribute, parcel, portion, ration
similar words:
assign, deal, disburse, dole, measure out
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