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
References in classic literature ?
"She is mine," cried Magua, shaking his hand in triumph at Uncas.
"Go!" he added, shaking his hand at the crowd, which had slowly opened to admit his passage.
"Pardon me, good comrade Jehan," exclaimed Phoebus, shaking his hand, "a horse going at a gallop cannot halt short.
Another general stood in a martial pose, crossing himself by shaking his hand in front of his chest while looking about him.
Everyone stood in a line shaking his hand - Gazza shook his hand, ran behind everyone to the end of the line and shook his hand again.
"A lot of people were stopping him and shaking his hand "He has a lot of support in the area.
"I don't mind shaking his hand but he is the one who did not invite me to his testimonial, saying I am a cheat.
The 39-year-old Emirati defendant yesterday denied charges of insulting the fellow fireman, threatening him and committing an indecent act by shaking his hand in a perverted way.
"If Luis Suarez said, 'I'm not shaking his hand', which he has every right to if he doesn't want to, then Liverpool should have made all attempts not to have this situation whereby they have to come into confrontation with each other.
"I wasn't shaking his hand to annoy anyone because it was a bad challenge - I was shaking his hand because I thought it was a good tackle.
For a few minutes, everyone crowded round him, shaking his hand and taking his picture.
Clarence House said the prince was "caught by surprise" when Mr Mugabe leaned over to greet him and "was not in a position" to avoid shaking his hand.
_ I didn't deliberately miss shaking his hand. I was excited after we won and was celebrating.
"I have no worries about shaking his hand. I respect David a lot.