Or when referring to a specific quantity of meat that had been mentioned before in the conversation.
"What is that meat doing on the buffet? Don't you know that Aunt Clara and Aunt Sophie are vegetarians? -- Oh, we'll eat the meat." (= the meat that had been mentioned before)
Similarly in German.
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