mete out

mete out(
mit
 
aut
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. imponer
The court attempts to mete out punishments fairly.El tribunal intenta imponer castigos con justicia.
b. repartir
We need to change the law to mete out justice appropriately.Tenemos que cambiar la ley para repartir la justicia apropiadamente.
c. asignar
A good teacher can mete out challenges appropriate for students' abilities.Un buen maestro puede asignar desafíos apropriados para las habilidades de los estudiantes.
d. distribuir
I am in charge of meting out tasks so that everyone has something to do.Estoy encargado de distribuir las tareas para que todos tengan algo que hacer.
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mete out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (punishment)
a. imponer
2. (justice)
a. aplicar
mete [miːt]
transitive verb
to mete out [+punishment, justice] imponer; [+challenge] asignar
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