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greet verb

1 say hello to sb

ADV. cheerfully, enthusiastically, pleasantly, warmly The two men greeted one another warmly. | courteously, politely | coolly Stella greeted her mother coolly.

VERB + GREET be there to, be waiting to You must be there to greet your guests. My parents were waiting to greet us at the door. | come to, rise to, turn to The president rose to greet his guests.

PREP. with She greeted him with a quick kiss.

PHRASES greet sb by name The head teacher greeted all the pupils by name.

2 react to sth in particular way

ADV. enthusiastically | coolly | angrily The announcement was greeted angrily by the workers.

PREP. with The news was greeted with astonishment.