shake (one's) hand

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shake (one's) hand

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 my hand earlier. I shook her hand and paid her for the car.
See also: hand, shake
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He had stopped to shake somebody's hand. When the President arrived in the city centre, the roads were jammed with people, many of them children.
But Clough replied: "The biggest lack of respect is when you don't shake somebody's hand, especially in defeat."
If someone's reaching out to me, I want to be the first person at a venue, and the last person to shake somebody's hand. (krissykrissy.com).
I don't want to get a wipe out after I shake somebody's hand but I also don't want to hug every single person I meet.