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greet (someone or something) with (something)

To welcome or meet an arriving person with something in particular. The kids greeted me with signs and balloons when I got home from my trip. I'm sorry to greet you with such bad news.
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greet (someone or something) with open arms

1. To greet someone very happily and eagerly; to give someone a very warm, enthusiastic welcome. When my brother left for the military, he and I didn't get along too well, but now that he's coming home, I can't wait to greet him with open arms. It was a little intimidating starting a new job at such a large firm, but everyone there greeted me with open arms.
2. To be very pleased and enthusiastic about something, especially that which is new or unexpected. The president has announced a reversal on his controversial policy, and many people are greeting the news with open arms.
See also: arm, greet, open

greet the day

To wake up and start one's day. I'm not proud of it, but I tend to greet the day with a groan and a smack to my alarm clock. Alice has greeted the day by doing yoga for as long as I have known her. Come on, you lazy bones. Time to get out of bed and greet the day!
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meet and greet

1. noun An event or reception in which a notable figure socializes with members of the public, the press, or guests in attendance. The normally media-shy singer is holding a meet and greet to help raise awareness for her newest charity campaign.
2. adjective Typified by a notable figure socializing with members of the public, the press, or guests in attendance. Often hyphenated. The meet-and-greet gala is being held to promote the presidential nominee's public profile and help drum up support ahead of the November election.
See also: and, greet, meet
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

greet someone or something with something

to welcome someone or something with something; to accost someone or something with something upon arrival. I greeted her with a large bouquet of roses. The sun greeted the day with bright rays of light.
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welcome someone into something

 and welcome someone in
to greet one as one is ushered into something or some place. The Franklins welcomed us into their home. Please welcome in our new members.
See also: welcome
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Shaima explained that there are two types of greetings: "Individual greeting which is seen in urban areas, and a tribal greeting during which people gather at the palace of the Ruler and greet him."
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In the picture, Dr Ruto has both his hands out while Senator Cheruiyot, who is dressed in grey suit, bends forward as he greets the DP with the left hand in his trouser pocket.Escorting the DP to receiving the leaders was Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter who was also got into another interesting scenario.
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The video ended with his three of his grandchildren coming out of the door just behind him to greet and hug him on Christmas.
The working class would say "hello" or a more basic "how do?" When you think of it, the greeting is a bit daft because the person being greeted returns the phrase, so no-one actually answers the question.
The hotel has teamed up with behavioural expert, Judi James, to standardise the perfect British formula for how to greet someone for the first time.
If anyone says to you 'may death be upon you' then you would not greet them with 'peace be with you'.
POLAND'S church bells rang out to greet Pope John Paul as he set foot again on his native soil, the first Roman Catholic pontiff to visit a communist-ruled country.
"Even though there are quicker and easier ways to greet, like festival sms-s and e-cards, cards are like a mini-present, a tangible reminder to show you care."
You'll see men kissing in the street to greet each other too, although it's generally family members.