mete

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Inflections of 'mete' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
metes
v 3rd person singular
meting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
meted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
meted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Principal Translations
InglésEspañol
mete [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (measure out)repartir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda").
  distribuir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda").
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2020:

Locuciones verbales
InglésEspañol
mete [sth] out vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (inflict: punishment)infligir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda").
 We had a teacher at school who would mete out punishment for the most minor offences.
 Teníamos un profesor en la escuela que infligía castigos por cosas sin importancia.
mete [sth] out vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." rare (distribute)asignar algo vtr + pron
 Her manager liked to mete out the most interesting tasks to employees who praised him.
 A su jefe le gustaba asignar las tareas más interesantes a los trabajadores que lo adulaban.
  repartir algo vtr + pron
 A su jefe le gustaba repartir las tareas más interesantes entre los trabajadores que lo adulaban.
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