UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgriːtɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈgritɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(grēting)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. gave him [an enthusiastic, a formal] greeting
  2. greetings!
  3. greetings, [friend, friends, everyone]!
  4. [yelled, shouted] a greeting to
  5. [nodded, smiled, shook hands] in greeting
  6. [raised, shook, took] her hand in greeting
  7. exchanged greetings before [lunch, the meeting]
  8. were given a [hostile, friendly] greeting
  9. my [wife] sends her greetings to you (all)
  10. send my greetings to your [wife, husband, family]
  11. warm greetings to all new [students, members]
  12. [birthday, holiday] greetings
  13. use a [polite, formal] greeting
  14. greetings to [you all, my best friends]
  15. greetings from [Paris]!
  16. is in charge of (the) meeting and greeting
n as adj
  1. a greeting card
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. greet [your visitors, our guests, his in-laws, her relatives]
  2. greet your [friends, family]
  3. greet everyone [personally, in turn]
  4. greeted us at the [door, entrance]
  5. greeted me with a [smile, smirk, firm handshake, hug, wave]
  6. greet the [public, crowd, fans]
  7. greet the (new) [students, recruits, arrivals]
  8. [came, were waiting, stood] outside to greet
  9. greet and welcome
  10. [meet, come up] and greet
  11. greeted by the [family, couple, bride and groom, hosts]
  12. greeted with [enthusiasm, applause, scepticism]
  13. was greeted with a [smile]
  14. the [results, findings, promises, plans] were greeted with [scepticism, doubt, criticism, openness]
  15. greet the (new) [day, year, morning] (with)
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