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 ?
Without a word she shook hands with Philip and then sat down, not speaking, while the headmaster asked Mr.
There was a peculiarity in his manner of shaking hands, always to be seen in any clerk at Tellson's who shook hands with a customer when the House pervaded the air.
I said he might, and he shook hands with me again, and emptied his glass and turned it upside down.
Miss Bingley's civility to Elizabeth increased at last very rapidly, as well as her affection for Jane; and when they parted, after assuring the latter of the pleasure it would always give her to see her either at Longbourn or Netherfield, and embracing her most tenderly, she even shook hands with the former.
Stepan Arkadyevitch moved quickly, as ever, to his place, shook hands with his colleagues, and sat down.
Then, the Iraqi Prime Minister shook hands with Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Dr.
Alfredo Lim shakes hands with Joseph Estrada son !-- -- Rey Galupo (The Philippine Star) - April 6, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Manila mayoral candidate Alfredo Lim on Thursday shook hands with his political rival's son during a chance encounter in the city's sixth district.
(SPA) 3 / 3 Sheikh Hasina shook hands with Saudi royals, top officials and military leaders during the reception ceremony.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday showed no pain on Saturday as adoring individuals shook hands with him or grabbed his hands during the opening of the Organic and Natural Expo (ONE) Mindanao at SMX Convention Center here.
HE the Bulgarian President also shook hands with Their Excellencies members of the Qatari official delegation.
Once she shook hands with him, the defendant kissed her hand and tried to hug her before she stopped him.
The Emir then shook hands with members of the Singaporean official delegation and senior officials.
During the photoshoot, the two presidents along with their wives shook hands with each other.
Neil added: "I went to (shake Benitez's hand) afterwards and I shook hands with the coaches who were remaining there but the bottom line is when you are a manager you want to win.
One child, the grandson of the consular cashier, announced, "I just shook hands with the president, the prime minister and the charge.