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    Meet vs. Meet up

    Hi,

    I can't tell the difference between 'meet' and 'meet up'. Can anyone explain the difference?

    At first I thought one person 'meets' another but we 'meet up,' but I've seen 'meet up' used in former too, as in "I'll meet you up at 5, all right?"

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    Re: Meet vs. Meet up

    Quote Originally Posted by HaraKiriBlade View Post
    Hi,

    I can't tell the difference between 'meet' and 'meet up'. Can anyone explain the difference?

    At first I thought one person 'meets' another but we 'meet up,' but I've seen 'meet up' used in former too, as in "I'll meet you up at 5, all right?"

    - HKB
    The only difference I know of is the degree of formality. Meet up is (more) informal.

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    Re: Meet vs. Meet up

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    The only difference I know of is the degree of formality. Meet up is (more) informal.
    Generally in BrE we say, for example, "Let's meet for a drink tomorrow evening", whereas, in AmE (I think), "meet up" is used. They both mean the same.

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