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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
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Although Kerry, the US Secretary of State, and Zarif shook hands numerous times during talks on Iran's nuclear program, the handshake with Obama would be the first between a US president and an Iranian official since before the Islamic revolution in 1979.
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Boro goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer accused Chelsea of being sore losers when they were humbled 2-1 at the Riverside early last season, claiming only Joe Cole shook hands with their Boro conquerors.
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The pair shook hands before and after Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea, and later both signalled their intention to now draw a line under the unseemly spat.
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