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give me/gimme (a) five

A request to give the speaker a "(high) five," that is, to slap their (usually) raised hand with one's own, as in a show of congratulation or celebration. "Five" refers to the hand's five fingers. "Gimme" is a colloquial form of "give me." I hear you aced your final exams! Give me five! Gimme give, kiddo!
See also: five, gimme, give
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Give me five!

 and Give me (some) skin!; Skin me!; Slip me five!; Slip me some skin!
Sl. Slap my hand! (As a greeting or to show joy, etc.) "Yo, Tom! Give me five!" shouted Henry, raising his hand. Bob: Hey, man! Skin me! Bill: How you doing, Bob?
See also: give
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

give me five!

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL
People say give me five! to show that they want you to hit your hand against their hand to show you are pleased about something. Hey, we won! Give me five!
See also: give
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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, someone
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ˌgive somebody ˈfive

(informal) hit the inside of somebody’s hand with the inside of your hand as a greeting or to celebrate a victory: Give me five!
See also: five, give, somebody
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Give me five!

verb
See also: 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, someone
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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