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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 ?
Bob Glamour, William Williams, and Jonathan of the no surname, all shake hands with one another round, and with the doctor too.
They were all together when I talked thus to them; and before I delivered to them the stores I had brought, I asked them, one by one, if they had entirely forgot and buried the first animosities that had been among them, and would shake hands with one another, and engage in a strict friendship and union of interest, that so there might be no more misunderstandings and jealousies.
News site Al Marsad posted a video showing the man asking security officers to let him shake hands with one of the imams walking inside the mosque.
In the light of these facts when both the main parties have no chance of winning the elections, they are running away from the field and siding with Dr Tahirul Qadri whose PAT has no standing in the parliamentary politics of the country, but wants to create disturbance, the PML-N senator said, adding it is notable that the persons who don't like to shake hands with one another have joined hands for the joint purpose.
But even if you'd rather eat paint or live in a banana skin than shake hands with one more candidate at your front door, you still need to register to vote.
"I managed to shake hands with one or two of the Tipp lads and thinking back on that it must have been a bit of a nightmare for them getting off the field.
They quote 100/1 that any one of the three throws a punch at either of the others, and 6/1 that any one refuses to shake hands with one of the others during the course of the three debates.
They included a ban on the sharing of the peace - a ritual during which worshippers shake hands with one another.
The starting five players also shake hands with one another prior to the jump ball.
The officers explain there has been trouble in the area and in the end, they shake hands with one of the youths and head back on patrol.
"There were about a half-dozen Husky and Duck fans at the rest stop, and I went to shake hands with one of the Oregon fans and he said, 'I don't shake hands with a dog,' ' he said.
Bush - probably the most paranoid President in history - did not even meet a member of the public, never mind shake hands with one.
Clockwise from top, Glamis Castle, where the young Elizabeth was to spend most of the First World War; the Queen Mother as a child taken around 1903; a young Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon with her brother David; Elizabeth and her sister Lady Rose, shake hands with one of the wounded soldiers convalescing at Glamis; as a teenager, the young duchess began to take up more social responsibilities
Nick also gets a chance to observe the polar bears at close quarters on the outskirts of the remote town of Churchill, getting so near to these remarkable creatures that he almost manages to shake hands with one of them - much to his excitement.
What hope would reverberate around the world if we could see, on the front pages of our papers, the Serb, Croat and Muslim leaders of Bosnia shake bands over a just peace; to see the head of the Irish Republican Army shake hands with the Queen of England; to see Haiti's President Aristide shake hands with Pope John Paul II; to see the warlords of Somalia shake hands with one another; to see (the least likely leap of imagination) all those leaders of smaller factions in smaller wars in less obvious trouble spots that seldom make the front pages - to see these shake hands and try talking instead of killing could galvanize the world into responding, encouraging, giving aid and, in short, creating that new world order.