shake hands (with one)

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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
References in classic literature ?
The gentlemen cluster round him, and shake hands with him.
"Wait a bit!" The united vastness and distinctness of this view so struck him, that he no longer asked if he might shake hands with me, but said he really must - and did.
I had not told him exactly when I meant to leave, and was not likely to shake hands with him again before departing.
I was wrong when I spoke as if you'd done me an injury knowingly, but I wasn't wrong in what I said before, about your behaviour t' Hetty, and I can't shake hands with you as if I held you my friend the same as ever till you've cleared that up better."
'The first thing in a visit is to say "How d'ye do?" and shake hands!' And here the two brothers gave each other a hug, and then they held out the two hands that were free, to shake hands with her.
Lahore -- Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, in response to a question over forgetting to shake hands with IG Punjab Javed Saleemi, has said he was not much trained and learning the 'discipline' gradually.
The theory was that you couldn't shake hands with everybody, so don't start," (https://www.ibtimes.com/princess-anne-explains-why-royals-dont-usually-shake-hands-documentary-2719605) Princess Anne explained .
He said: "I was annoyed with myself, because he was one person I said I wouldn't shake hands with ever again."
Livi's triumphant players were deemed to have tried to taunt Steven Gerrard's side as Morelos and some of his Ibrox team-mates declined to shake hands with their opponents at the end of the match.
Instead of shaking his outstretched hand, Alhajeh touched her hand to her heart and stated that she did not shake hands with men or women.
A Swedish Muslim woman, whose job interview was ended after she refused to shake hands with a male interviewer due to her faith, has won a compensation.
He even went to greet and shake hands with president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Shahbaz Sharif.
After that, HH the Emir went to shake hands with Their Excellencies members of the Bulgarian official delegation and senior officials.
Summary: Defendant extended his arm wanting to shake hands with the woman, then tried to hug her
Trump's tensed up body-language during the photo-op and his refusal to shake hands with Merkel did not gone down well across the globe, as he was chastised for the incidents and many branded his behaviors as rude and "un-President" like.