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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.
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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.
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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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All the archers around Gilbert's booth shouted for joy till their throats were hoarse, tossing their caps aloft, and shaking hands with one another.
In a moment we were all shaking hands with one another, and asking one another how we did, and telling one another how glad we were to meet, and all talking at once.
He was spotted inspecting the vehicles after the incident and was seen shaking hands with one of the drivers.
But the three-year-old's little sister Charlotte, two, performed her royal duties perfectly, collecting a posy and happily shaking hands with one of the waiting dignitaries.
Asked to comment on a video showing him shaking hands with one of the attackers, Grubi told the reporter he should be ashamed for having asked that question.
This is the opinion of the majority of scholars." (Al-Majmua) Common innovations on Ashura Commenting on things that some people do on Ashura, such as wearing kohl, taking a bath (ghusl), wearing henna, shaking hands with one another, cooking grains (hubub), showing happiness and so on, Shaykh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah said: "Nothing to that effect has been reported in any Sahih Hadith from the Prophet (peace be upon him) or from his companions.
At the siege at the printworks in Dammartin-en-Goele, north-east of the capital, a client had a narrow escape after shaking hands with one of the evil Kouachi brothers, who were later killed.
After shaking hands with one of his fans, and listening to some well meaning advice - "Just concentrate on the shot, John" - he did just that and chipped a precise shot high into the air and six feet from the hole.
Closed-circuit television footage showed the 28-year-old Ryder shaking hands with one of his alleged attackers moments before the fight started, according to bar owner Steve Holmes.
House of Representatives member Ferdinand Marcos Junior and elder sister Imelda "Imee" Marcos joined the wake on Tuesday afternoon, shaking hands with one of Aquino's daughters, Maria Elena Cruz.
Short of shaking hands with one of the Fab Three, it is difficult to think of anyone who could bring you closer to the whole Beatles myth than Klaus Voorman.
So why are a roomful of university faculty and K--4 teachers excitedly shaking hands with one another?
As adorable three-year-old George rested his head on dad William's arm, little sister Charlotte, two, performed her royal duties perfectly, collecting a posy and happily shaking hands with one of the waiting dignitaries.
After shaking hands with one of the bouncers Mr Ungi, 43, walked straight to the back room of the bar and confronted Smith.
After the trial, a juror was arrested and questioned by police over claims he had been seen shaking hands with one of Malik's circle of family and friends.