shake hands with someone

shake hands with someone
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.
Main Entry: shake

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  • shake hands (with someone) — shake someone’s hand phrase to hold someone’s hand and move it up and down several times as a way of greeting them or of showing that you agree to something ‘Nice to meet you,’ Larry said, shaking my hand. Thesaurus: gestures used to say hello or …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake hands with — see under ↑shake • • • Main Entry: ↑hand shake hands with 1. To greet (someone) by clasping his or her hand usu with an up and down movement 2. To seal a bargain, acknowledge an agreement, settle differences, etc, with (someone) in this way • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shake Hands with Beef — Infobox Single Name = Shake Hands With Beef Artist = Primus from Album = Brown Album B side = Released = 1997 Format = Recorded = Genre = Alternative rock Funk metal Alternative metal Length = 4:02 Label = Interscope Records Writer =… …   Wikipedia

  • 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. Main Entry: ↑shake …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 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 — 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 — ► VERB (past shook; past part. shaken) 1) move quickly and jerkily up and down or to and fro. 2) tremble uncontrollably with strong emotion. 3) make a threatening gesture with: he shook his fist. 4) remove or dislodge by shaking. 5) shock or… …   English terms dictionary

  • shake on it — mainly spoken phrase used for saying that you want to shake hands with someone in order to show that you both agree to something Lance held his hand out and said, ‘Let’s shake on it.’ Thesaurus: ways of agreeing with someonesynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake — [[t]ʃe͟ɪk[/t]] ♦♦ shakes, shaking, shook, shaken (The form shook can be used as the past participle for meaning 2 of the phrasal verb shake up.) 1) VERB If you shake something, you hold it and move it quickly backwards and forwards or up and down …   English dictionary

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