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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Prince Philip would shake someone's hand and ask a question.
Whenever I shake someone's hand, I try and shake quite high because then it is in my eye line.
And even with the most advanced cybersecurity, Offutt notes, there's no substitute for in-person contact to get a good idea of whom you're dealing with: "Technology is advanced -- but not so advanced that we shouldn't meet and shake someone's hand."
I prefer to shake someone's hand and give them a f***ing hug.
It made my palms stop sweating, which means I've been able to do previously unimaginable and important things, like shake someone's hand in a job interview.
You walk in with a smile and shake someone's hand and look them straight in the face, and people will respect you."
"But I'm the first person to go up and shake someone's hand after the game.
"I think once the game starts, especially when there are thousands and thousands watching, you're not going to refuse to shake someone's hand," said Agbonlahor.
Would you go to shake someone's hand if their hand is way down there by their side?
The real high-speed way to do business is through technology, not getting to a station, spending pounds 200-plus on a ticket and using so much of the Earth's resources to shake someone's hand 100 miles away.
You are continually gesticulating, whether with hand gestures or if you shake someone's hand, manicured nails give a good impression.
His grandson Gary thanked him on Facebook for his sense of humour and teaching him how to shake someone's hand.
Len Horovitz, attending physician and internist at Lenox Hill Hospital, explained that, "hand sanitizer is better than nothing if you are going to shake someone's hand or if you are out on the street with no sink or paper towels, but the best germicidal thing you can do is wash with soap and water."
Rick Perry's campaign hit the trail with Bill White and captured what it considers to be humorous moments for a new web video posted today: the Democratic nominee tucking one pant leg into his boot, failing to shake someone's hand, looking vaguely reminiscent of Michael Dukakis and more.
in a room of strangers he'd shake someone's hand too long, or