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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

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

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

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.
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They smiled and greeted Rosmah when she exited the complex a few minutes after 10am.
Another netizen said meet-and-greets are just a quick photo opportunity with artists: 'Thing is meet and greets aren't even meet and greets its more of take a pic and LEAVE.'
The ancient Greeks greeted each other with "Charie" or peace and so did the first followers of Moses and Jesus.
Drico wore the Korowai as he and his teammates were greeted by local dignitaries in Rotorua.
As part of the fun, residents taking part in the Greets Green Star Search competition provided some of the on-stage entertainment and other attractions included children's rides, dhol drum workshops, face painting, craft and food stalls and the Animal Man.
Greswolde Construction is already at work at the Hambletts Road site, which is being built for Black Country Housing & Community Services Group in association with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, the Greets Green New Deal for Communities Partnership and the Housing Corporation.
And they weren't disappointed when the star came out and greeted them in Mumbai, India.
After last summer's event was hit by bursts of heavy rain, Greets Green Partnership staff are keeping their fingers crossed the sun comes out.
After a 21-hour flight from Jamaica she strolled down the red carpet in Wellington, to be greeted by Georgina Beyer, who was born male.
Scott Burford had given Greets Green a fifth-minute lead and their chances of victory improved further when Coseley were reduced to 10 men just after the half-hour.
As an added incentive, provided they live in Greets Green, people who take part can keep a free copy of their portrait.
More than pounds 75,000 has been invested in the Community Alarms project by Greets Green Partnership in a bid to make people feel secure in their own homes.
Sgt Tim Donovan, who heads the Greets Green neighbourhood team, said: "We are extremely pleased with the terms of the dispersal order.
Greets Green Partnership has been hailed as one on the top performing New Deal for Communities programmes in England.
ALL 5,000 residents of the Greets Green New Deal for Communities area of West Bromwich have been sent the Greets Green Cleaner & Safer Environment Charter.