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put (one's) hands together (for someone or something)

To applaud (someone or something); to clap. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for our next comedian this evening! Everyone started putting their hands together to signal that they wanted the concert to begin.
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put your hands together

COMMON If you put your hands together for a performer, you clap them. I know you're going to put your hands together for the master of rap!
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put your hands together

applaud.
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put your hands together for someone

and put them together for someone
tv. to applaud someone. (To put hands together clapping.) Please put your hands together for Ronald and his great musicians!
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Pulling out the washing-stand so that she could get behind it, she poured some water from a jug, and made them kneel around, putting their hands together with fingers exactly vertical.
The two shared a kiss applause with the audience loudly putting their hands together.
Conversely, if a pair of curmudgeons stop putting their hands together then it doesn't taKe long for everyone else to stop.
Nurses and medical professionals at Salmaniya Medical Centre's (SMC) oncology ward are putting their hands together in support of Think Pink's 'i check' campaign which will be launched on Friday.
There was a minute's applause before kick-off in memory of former Hamilton scout and kit man Jim Kennedy and the home support were putting their hands together again after just four minutes to hail the opener.
Late in the first half, Croatia's players began making the sign of the cross, putting their hands together prayerfully and looking upward, as if they felt divine intervention would be necessary to defeat mighty Germany in their first trip to the World Cup.
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