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.
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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
References in classic literature ?
He stood in the little entry hall, the lantern and his fur cap under his arm, shaking hands with us. When he took grandmother's hand, he bent over it as he always did, and said slowly, `Good woman!' He made the sign of the cross over me, put on his cap and went off in the dark.
Kenge, shaking hands with us, "for me to express my lively satisfaction in (good day, Miss Clare!) the arrangement this day concluded and my (GOOD-bye to you, Miss Summerson!) lively hope that it will conduce to the happiness, the
The first photo op of the two leaders shaking hands with US and North Korean flags in the background demonstrated the symbolism of the virtual end of the war When commanders of opposing forces meet during war, they fly white flags.
Then a couple of days later she was pictured shaking hands with US President Donald Trump.
After shaking hands with us old biddies, Trudeau then turned to the waiting mothers and their babies, looking delighted as he picked up each infant in turn and spoke with the women.
Instead of dousing the fire in his backyard, he was shaking hands with US President Barrack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg - exercises as meaningless as skiing in the Alps or rafting down the Gangotri when you should be in fire-fighting mode.
'Sirs, Madam,' says a Chinese man carrying a fedora and notebook, coming forward and shaking hands with us in turn.
It's too easy for someone to sneeze into their hands before shaking hands with us. And some of the Valuev people appear to have colds."