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.