was meant to/ meant to

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Cat Krumbles

Senior Member
Chinese
hi there,

I'm really confused with the usage of 'was meant to' and 'meant to'

I thought 'meant. to' means that you intended to but didn't achieve it in the end whereas 'was meant to 'has the meaning of 'because of fate or destiny, I was supposed to..

but just now when I looked 'was meant to' up in the dictionary , it says in there that 'was meant to' also has the meaning of 'intended to'?
 
  • boozer

    Senior Member
    Bulgarian
    The phrase can be interpreted differently in different contexts. Please provide a context in which the phrase confuses you.
     
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