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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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In the interview the couple refused to shake hands with the opposite sex.
It is an issue between two individuals - if they want to shake hands that's fine, but I would much rather concentrate on the camaraderie between managers, between clubs."
According to the Doy-an news agency, AK Party ystanbul deputy HE-seyin BE-rge wanted to shake hands with hairdresser Mustafa Genc as he was paying visits to shopkeepers in Syraselviler but Genc refused to shake hands with the deputy.
I heard someone ask if he wanted to shake hands with the audience and he said no.
"I'll shake hands before and after like I always do.
It is sure to be a passionate atmosphere for the Loftus Road derby given the events of last season's match and Hills are betting on whether the two teams shake hands. It's 4-11 they do go through the pre-match rituals and should that happen it is 6-4 John Terry and Anton Ferdinand bury their differences.
"I had promised my wife, the manager and the directors that I was going to shake hands with Evra.
In early 2007, a Muslim police woman in Britain sparked debates when she refused to shake hands with Britain's senior police chiefs.
THE British Olympic Association yesterday moved to clarify their stance on whether Team GB athletes should shake hands at the London 2012 Games after their chief medical officer advised it would be better not to.
"Fair play sounds fantastic and looks great, but what is the point if I shake hands with you and then go through you and smash you?
THERE is currently a furore in the football world over the failure of one top player to shake hands with another.
He explained: "For some reason - and you can only call it superstition - I don't shake hands with the players before they go out to a game, if I'm doing the job of physio that day.
Shiryan said that Ayalon then requested that Faysal shake hands with him, and Faysal responded saying, "You are the one who should come to me and shake my hand." The columnist said that Faysal should not feel bad about shaking the hands of Israeli leaders at such occasions as international conferences, as such a refusal would give the international community a positive image of Israel at the expense of Saudi Arabia.
For me, it's not a problem to shake hands. You show respect to the other coach.
TONY PULIS and Gary Megson believe rival managers should always shake hands - whether they mean it or not.