To shake hands

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Definition

to shake hands: to take someone's hand and move it up and down with your own
verb
Icarus won't shake hands with you until you've washed them. He won't take your hand in his until it's clean.

a handshake: the action of shaking hands
noun

Examples

  • "Waiting for Human Handshake Protocol."
  • "Brian : No, I won't shake the hand of this imposter!"
  • "He does have a very firm hand shake."
  • "The man has become a celebrity, attending Hollywood premieres, shaking hands with politicians and kissing babies."
  • "Brian : Well it probably came off when you were shaking Bruno's hand!"
  • "Philip (singing) : I'm a twenty-first century guy, I don't shake hands when I say 'Hi'!"
  • "Or, we could just end this meeting and shake hands, and you can go back to doing whatever it is you do for us."

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