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shake hands (with one)

To grasp one's hand as a gesture of greeting, farewell, congratulation, or agreement. I think Dave is really upset with me—he wouldn't even shake hands with me earlier. We shook hands, and I paid her for the car.
See also: hand, shake

shake hands (with someone)

to clasp and shake the hand of someone as a greeting. His hands were full, and I didn't know whether to try to shake hands with him or not. He put down his packages, and we shook hands.
See also: hand, shake

shake hands

 and shake someone's hand
to take someone's hand and move it up and down to greet someone or mark an agreement with someone. (See also shake hands (with someone).) David shook my hand when he greeted me. Anne and John shook hands before their business appointment.
See also: hand, shake

shake hands

1. Also, shake someone's hand. Clasp another's hand in greeting, farewell, or congratulation or as a sign of friendship or goodwill. For example, Stop fighting, boys; shake hands and be done with it, or You won first prize? Let me shake your hand. [Early 1500s]
2. shake hands on. Confirm a promise or bargain, as in We didn't sign a contract; we simply shook hands on our agreement. [Early 1900s]
See also: hand, shake

shake ˈhands (with somebody)

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shake somebody’s ˈhand

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shake somebody by the ˈhand

take hold of somebody’s hand and move it up and down as a greeting or to show that you agree about something: The television pictures of the two presidents shaking hands were shown all over the world.
See also: hand, shake
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But at the end of the day it is a sport and at the end of a sporting contest whether you have won or lost it should not be beyond anybody to shake hands.
Hills - pre-match handshake between QPR & Chelsea: 4-11 yes, 2 no; Terry & Ferdinand to shake hands (both must start or bets void, must be a handshake or bets void): 1-2 no, 6-4 yes; Ferdinand & Cole to shake hands: 1-2 no, 6-4 yes; Premier League to abolish pre-match handshakes before next season: 1-6 no, 7-2 yes.
The debate took different forms throughout the world, with some Muslims supporting her decision, while others thought she was attracting unwanted attention by refusing to shake hands with a man whom they claimed was harmless.
And does it mean that if I don't shake hands with a player I am not being respectful?
There was another notable case, in France, in the early 1960s, when the then President De Gaulle refused to shake hands with the then leader of the French Senate - the equivalent of our House of Lords.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to shake hands with Manchester City counterpart Mark Hughes after Wednesday night's Carling Cup quarter-final.
WORKERS face a dilemma every time they greet a client or colleague - whether to shake hands and appear aloof, or kiss and risk an embarrassing grope or clash of cheeks, according to a new report today.
EMANUEL Pogatetz will not be bothered if Chelsea's stars refuse to shake hands after tomorrow's clash in the capital - because it will mean Boro have beaten them again.
I couldn't see it clearly but I did see Broadfoot get up and shake hands with Noel after it.
GREETINGS -- An Arab will shake hands gently and may pull those he greets toward him and kiss them on either cheek in greeting.
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As you shake hands, repeat the person's name to lock it into your memory: "Hi, Tiffany, so nice to meet you
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Some believe that if an Arab woman offers to shake hands, it is permissible, but a man never should extend his hand to a veiled woman.
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