shake hands

shake hands
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 contract both sides shook hands.

Main Entry: shake

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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

  • 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 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 with the Devil (disambiguation) — Shake Hands with the Devil is the title of: * Shake Hands with the Devil , a 1959 film directed by the English director Michael Anderson * Shake Hands with the Devil (album), a 1970 Kris Kristofferson album * , a book by Lieutenant General Roméo… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 on sth — ► to reach an agreement about something: »After months of negotiation they finally shook hands on the deal. Main Entry: ↑shake …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

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