salute with

salute (one) with (something)

1. To recognize a superior with a particular or prescribed gesture. The soldiers all saluted the king with outstretched hands. We always salute the president of the organization with a raising of the flags whenever she arrives or departs.
2. To greet, recognize, or address one with some kind of gesture. I saluted him with a tip of my hat as I walked by. She didn't salute me with so much as a smile or a nod of the head.
3. To honor or pay respect to one with some kind of gesture. Each Memorial Day, military batteries salute soldiers who fell in battle with a 21-gun salute. The newspapers saluted the pilot with headlines proclaiming her a national hero.
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salute someone with something

1. Lit. to greet someone with a formal hand salute. He failed to salute the officer with the proper salute and was reprimanded. David saluted the captain with the appropriate salute and passed on by.
2. Fig. to greet or honor someone with the firing of guns or an over flight of airplanes. (Military or government.) The government saluted the visiting dignitary with a twenty-one gun salute. They saluted the prime minister with a flight of acrobatic jets.
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References in classic literature ?
She returned the salute with three cheers and three guns.
The RAF and Army salute with an open hand but not the Navy because decks were dirty and it was deemed disrespectful to show a dirty, open hand.
The troop, who are all members of the Territorial Army, will be wearing the ceremonial dress uniform of the Glamorgan Yeomanry when they fire the salute with blank ammunition.
IREAD your story about Aston Villa giving the Nazi salute with some surprise, because I had always thought that Villa had refused to give the salute.