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
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Despite needing to personally connect with his potential voters, Tolentino apologized for not offering to shake hands with us. So we did away with the usual formalities to avoid passing or transfer of virus.
We waited for them to shake hands with us. Neither the captain nor the coach had the basic courtesy to come out and congratulate us.
Later speaking to ANI, Kejriwal said:"There could have been stampede had I not left the 'janata darbar'.Alot of people had come just to shake hands with us, greet us."
But it is clear that if the Taliban want to shake hands with us they would have to get rid of their arms, he said.
"He was ushered backstage and came to shake hands with us all."He seemed cheerful but rather shy, and there wasn't any conversation between us."But I was told that he liked our music, and that was quite a compliment.
*** The March 10-11 Baghdad Meeting Gives Syria And Iran The Chance To Shake Hands With US Reps.
"But as these lads were leaving the bar one of them made to shake hands with us and then suddenly pulled his hand away.
Abdullah did not shake hands with us. As he began to answer our questions in his low, measured voice I glanced around the well- furnished room.
Dressed in funky green pants, tie and a blazer, as soon as he stepped on the green carpet, girls screamed: " Vicky Donor, come and shake hands with us." A group of South Indian fans got hysterical as soon as Kamal Haasan appeared on the green carpet.
But it is clear if the Taliban want to shake hands with us they would have to get rid of their arms," he had added.