shake hands

VERB
  1. take someone's hands and shake them as a gesture of greeting or congratulation
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How To Use shake hands In A Sentence

  • It's natural to shake hands with sb. you've just met.
  • A firm handshake is the basic greeting, and people shake hands again when they part.
  • He watched them shake hands and embrace.
  • People can't hold hands with their partner, can't shake hands with a businessperson, they have to change shirts two or three times a day, stuff paper towels under their arms. Don't sweat it: Perspiring is just body's air conditioning
  • It's natural to shake hands with sb. you've just met.
  • Strangers shake hands, and handshaking continues after the first meeting (Malays often raise the hand to their heart after shaking), though it is sometimes frowned upon between men and women.
  • She remembered John moving off to shake hands along a chain fence, his face rigid in the gray drizzle.
  • I'd shake hands but I'm afraid they're covered in barbeque sauce, flour, and who knows what else. CIRCLE OF THREE: BOOK 6: RING OF LIGHT
  • Lord Palmerston had scarcely shaken hands with the Speaker, in congratulation upon the end of a dull Session, when the Premier was hurrying Yorkshirewards to shake hands with London: Saturday, August 16, 1862
  • HHH is celebrating and it seems that alliances have been made within the heels as Batista and Triple H shake hands and Batista gets on the mic and declares himself the winner by forfeit.
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