2 / meIt; met/ v [I, Ipr, Tn, Tn.pr] ~ (sth) (with sth) (of birds or animals) (cause to) come together to have sexual intercourse and produce young （指鸟或兽）（使）交配: Pandas rarely mate (with each other) in captivity. 猫熊在豢养环境中很少（彼此）交配. * Our bitch should produce a fine litter. We mated her with John's dog. 我们那条母狗应能生一窝很好的小狗. 我们让约翰的狗给她配了种. > mating n [U]: [attrib 作定语] the mating season, ie time when birds, etc mate 交配季节.