greet (someone or something) with (something)

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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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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.
See also: greet
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If anyone says to you 'may death be upon you' then you would not greet them with 'peace be with you'.
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