shake hands

shake hands
shake hands (with someone) clasp someone's right hand in one's own at meeting or parting, in reconciliation or congratulation, or as a sign of agreement.
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  • Shake hands — may refer to:* Handshake * Shake Hands with the Devil (book), a nonfiction book by a witness of the Rwandan genocide * , a documentary film based on the book * Shake Hands with the Devil (2006 film), a Canadian dramatic film based on the book *… …   Wikipedia

  • shake hands — ► to hold someone s hand with one of your hands and move it up and down to greet someone or show that an agreement has been reached: shake hands with sb »He waited in the lobby to shake hands with prospective customers. »After signing the… …   Financial and business terms

  • shake-hands — ● shake hand, shake hands nom masculin (anglais to shake, secouer, et hand, main) Vieux. Poignée de main …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • shake hands — verb take someone s hands and shake them as a gesture of greeting or congratulation (Freq. 2) • Derivationally related forms: ↑handshake, ↑handshaking • Hypernyms: ↑greet, ↑recognize, ↑recognise …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake hands — to greet or say goodbye by briefly joining hands with someone and moving them slightly up and down. On the way out, the president stopped to shake hands with many in the audience …   New idioms dictionary

  • shake hands — be friends after a fight, agree the fight is over    They argue for hours, but they always shake hands afterward …   English idioms

  • shake hands — verb To grasp another persons hands in a greeting. See Also: handshake …   Wiktionary

  • shake hands — press hands with, clasp another s hand (as in greeting) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shake hands — idi to clasp another s hand or one another s hands, as in greeting …   From formal English to slang

  • shake hands — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To greet] Syn. meet, welcome, receive; see greet . 2. [To agree] Syn. come to terms, conclude a transaction, reach agreement, strike a bargain; see agree …   English dictionary for students

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