fist bump


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fist bump

1. noun The act of touching the knuckle side of one's clenched fist with someone else's, either as a greeting or in a cheerful or celebratory manner. Also known as a "pound." He was so excited by the team's overtime win that he gave everyone fist bumps as we left the stadium.
2. verb To touch one's clenched fist with someone else's in such a manner. He was so excited by the team's overtime win that he was fist bumping everyone as we left the stadium.
See also: bump, fist
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The fist bump wasn't a first in international politics.
I escorted Bob through security, through the blizzard, and the first thing he did when we walked into the White House is take his gloved hand and give Ken a fist bump.
A combination of an endearing smile, totally hilarious dialogue (even more so because of Scott Adsit's wonderful delivery and timing), hugs you can almost feel through the cinema screen and the best fist bump ever recorded on film (worth the entrance ticket alone, I promise), he instantly rockets up the list of my favourite animated characters.
Michelle brought the everybody's That, ladies and gents, is where the fist bump comes in.
The study found that nearly twice as many bacteria were transferred during a handshake compared to a high-five and significantly fewer bacteria were transmitted during a fist bump.
The spread of infectious diseases is lower with a fist bump because it is faster than shaking hands and there is less surface area exposed, meaning there is less chance for bacteria to spread from person to person.
Corresponding author David Whitworth said that the adoption of the fist-bump as a greeting could substantially reduce the transmission of infectious diseases between individuals and added that, for the sake of improving public health they encourage further adoption of the fist bump as a simple, free, and more hygienic alternative to the handshake.
The hygienic nature of the fist bump may be due in part to its speed but also because there is a smaller area involved it seems.
In chapter four, the authors continue with, "The Fist Bump Heard 'Round the World": How Black Communication becomes Controversial " Moments after Obama became the 2008 Democratic nominee for the office of the presidency, he and his wife greeted each other with a "fist bump'.
Fitting the definition of a "small act of kindness" perfectly, a fist bump, offered by my nephrologist, gave me my return ticket to humanity.
Chapter four discusses and is literally entitled "The Fist Bump Heard 'Round the World.
I calmly knocked in the birdie putt, Franco gave me a fist bump, and my day was made.
8 hitter Brad Ausmus in his last trip to the plate was a fist bump on his way to a jubilant dugout.
His assistant, Victoria Scott-Haynes, says she's told him that he needs to get meaner, and House majority communications director Katie Reinisch noted that staffers now "look forward to our daily 4 o'clock fist bump.
I will jump in that line and support our president because that is what as an American I believe we should do," said Hasselbeck, who received a fist bump from co-host Whoopi Goldberg.