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 outfielder and Home Run Derby runner up was greeted with hugs, smiles, handshakes and fist bumps by center participants, many sporting Cubs gear, when he arrived.
Sy-Alvarado (third from right) show their fist bumps together with (from left) Bulacan State University (BulSU) Vice President for Research Extension and Training Dr.
With all the awkward fist bumps and whooping, it's a bit like watching a compulsory team-building event.
This wasn't a rush job by any means, but it was fast, intense and with a git-r-done mentality--couple nods, couple fist bumps, but not a lot of talking.
In 2015, Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at the University of California in Berkely, USA, kept track all of the fist bumps, embraces and daps on one game of every NBA team at the start of the season.
CCTV pictures, captured later on a train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Basingstoke, showing the Midmore brothers giving highfives and fist bumps to a friend were also seen in court.
The people at the top when we got there took almost as much pride in us as we did, taking selfies and sharing fist bumps.
He greeted children with fist bumps and an exclamation of "Bam!" And Perry, who wrote a book seven years ago on the Boy Scouts, took particular interest in boys he spotted in the organization's uniform.
After a few minutes of reading and re-reading the line up again and again (it seems too good to be true) we'll then burst into a perfectly synchronised choreographed dance of celebration (including lots of high fives and fist bumps) that we've been practising in private for this very occasion.
But if you want to aim for germ-free, go with fist bumps instead.
To conduct the experiment, a study participant immersed a gloved hand into a container of germs and exchanged a variety of handshakes, fist bumps or high-fives with a sterile-gloved participant.
Kindergarteners lined the governor's path to the school, and he greeted the students as he passed, crouching down to shake their hands, sharing fist bumps and gently touching their shoulders and heads.