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 ?
I shall take your advice in every particular." He shook hands with us and took his leave.
When he came and shook hands with us, congratulating us, we were like rejuvenated),' Mayames told the Philippine News Agency (PNA).
"We had great success in 2017 when we hosted the British Masters event, and when they shook hands with us at the end they said: 'We'll be back soon'.
While it was his law school, it always felt as though we helped make it together, and he made sure we felt that-from the first day of classes in 2010 up until he shook hands with us individually while calling us by our nicknames, as we disembarked the bus to take the bar examinations in 2014.
He shook hands with us, said he'd need "30-40 seconds" to get in the zone and told us to decide who was going first.
Even some kids also shook hands with us and talked in pleasant manners.'
Trump shook hands with US Navy admiral Harry Harris as he was taken by boat out to the spot where the USS Arizona was sunk during World War II.
Though he cannot speak, he shook hands with us and waved to people around when we went to receive him," E.M.
"At the end of the night as the bar closes, Henry came up to us (the Deaf Wolfpack) and shook hands with us, including my friend who asked for a napkin," Mangiardi said.
The important thing is that he shook hands with us over the phone.
More than once, we were approached by participants who shook hands with us and said they were "neighbors", meaning they are Israelis, and some asked to have their pictures taken with him.
"Me and my pals headed down Downing Street - you could walk along it then - and started chanting 'Ee aye adio, Harold's in bed!' And we couldn't believe it when he appeared in the street minutes later and shook hands with us all!
A BA spokesman said: "Tony Woodley shook hands with us on an agreement in October, and said he would let cabin crew vote on the deal with a recommendation for acceptance.
Afterwards the Prime Minister shook hands with us residential schools survivors.
"Mark Schwarzer said afterwards that Joe Cole was the only one who shook hands with us," remembered the Alpine hardman.