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 ?
"I've been imposing myself long enough," said Robert, rising, and shaking hands with Edna.
Daniell I have met, and Lord Romsey may perhaps do me the honour of remembering me," he added, shaking hands with the Cabinet Minister.
Alice did not like shaking hands with either of them first, for fear of hurting the other one's feelings; so, as the best way out of the difficulty, she took hold of both hands at once: the next moment they were dancing round in a ring.
Shaking hands with a person with Ebola is a death wish; with someone with Apollo it's risking an eye infection.
The publication noted that shaking hands with the public allowed the royal couple to meet ordinary people and not just the officials and dignitaries.
One could see him shaking hands with the lawmakers from all political parties and greeting them upon becoming member of the National Assembly.
One was President Mamnoon Hussain shaking hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping after Xi inaugurated the summit.
Dubai: Kissing the hand of a woman, whom you do not know, and shaking hands with her might sometimes prove to be costly as it's a criminal act punishable by law.
Their school previously accommodated their request while upholding importance of gender equality, by excusing the pupils from shaking hands with any teacher.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoy-lu on Tuesday appeared to criticize US Secretary of State John Kerry for suggesting talks with Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad, saying shaking hands with Assad is no different from shaking hands with atrocious leaders such as Adolf Hitler and Slobodan Milosevic.
Those shaking hands with Mr Darling are understood to have been rebuked by other mosque visitors, who shouted that he has "blood on his hands".
The hosts left the stadium without even shaking hands with the Services players, who waited for close to half an hour on the field.
Indeed, the whole handshake charade is a meaningless gesture which reminds me of that silly episode in the communion service when we are all supposed to rush among the pews shaking hands with complete strangers, smiling and saying 'peace be with you'.
Bush wiping his hand on Bill Clinton's shirt after shaking hands with a Haitian man during their visit to the quake-torn region.
knew who he was shaking hands with, a frequent problem at multi-lingual receptions where the introduction is often translated for the second person after the handshake is completed But Iran didn't deal with that nuance; it simply denied there had been any handshake at all and charged that the news story was a plot to try to make it appear Iran was recognizing Israel.