give someone five

give someone five

slap someone's palm as a gesture of celebration or greeting. informal, chiefly North American
Five refers to the five fingers of the hand.
See also: five, give

give someone five

1. tv. to give someone a helping hand. I gotta give this guy five with the crate. Be right with you.
2. tv. to slap hands in greeting. (see also high five, Give me five!.) Jerry gave John five as they passed in the corridor.
See also: five, give
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