fist bump

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fist bump

1. noun The act of touching the knuckle side of one's clenched fist with someone else's, either as a greeting or in a cheerful or celebratory manner. Also known as a "pound." He was so excited by the team's overtime win that he gave everyone fist bumps as we left the stadium.
2. verb To touch one's clenched fist with someone else's in such a manner. He was so excited by the team's overtime win that he was fist bumping everyone as we left the stadium.
See also: bump, fist
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I think the fist bump is the basic architecture that allows fake news not only to flourish but to be regarded highly and valued,' he said.
Former President Fidel Ramos flashes the fist bump sign along with President Rodrigo Duterte during his visit to Malacanang.
The fist bump wasn't a first in international politics.
4 percent, Stubb insists the fist bump was to celebrate the new jobs that he believes the reforms will create.
Michelle brought the everybody's That, ladies and gents, is where the fist bump comes in.
Last year, another study published in the Journal of Hospital Infection found that the fist bump is a healthier alternative to the handshake within health care settings.
The hygienic nature of the fist bump may be due in part to its speed but also because there is a smaller area involved it seems.
Corresponding author David Whitworth said that the adoption of the fist-bump as a greeting could substantially reduce the transmission of infectious diseases between individuals and added that, for the sake of improving public health they encourage further adoption of the fist bump as a simple, free, and more hygienic alternative to the handshake.
Celebrities do the thumbs up pose, musicians usually show the rock and roll pose, and during the 2016 Philippine elections, President Duterte popularized the fist bump pose.
Dr Dave Whitworth, senior lecturer at Aberystwyth University, said the hygienic nature of the fist bump was in part due to its speed as well as there being a smaller contact area.
The fist bump came in a distant second, with 13 percent acknowledging it, saluting was supported by five percent, bowing by five percent, while doing an elbow-to-elbow greeting was supported by four percent.
And men can only do the fist bump, but at last Saturday's game, I saw two of the women players jumping into the air, then wiggling their hips, followed by a bump, and not with their fists.
But after all the fist bumps and kisses, he left behind a trail of undecided voters.
The fist bumps are more appealing than the staged, "spontaneous" lip lock that Al Gore forced on poor Tipper at the 2000 Democratic National Convention.
In 2015, Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at the University of California in Berkely, USA, kept track all of the fist bumps, embraces and daps on one game of every NBA team at the start of the season.