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"greet" in British English

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greetverb

uk   us   /ɡriːt/
B1 [T] to ​welcome someone with ​particular words or a ​particularaction, or to ​react to something in the ​stated way: He greeted me at the ​door. The ​teacher greeted each ​child with a ​friendly "Hello!" The ​unions have greeted the ​decision withdelight/​anger. [T often passive] If you are greeted by a ​sight, ​sound, or ​smell, you ​notice it ​immediately when you ​arrivesomewhere: As we ​walked into the ​house, we were greeted by a ​wonderfulsmell of ​baking.

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(Definition of greet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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greetverb [T]

 us   /ɡrit/
to ​welcome someone with ​particular words or a ​particularaction, or to ​react to something in the ​stated way: The men greeted each other ​warmly. The ​mayor was greeted with ​shouts of ​anger.
(Definition of greet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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