shake hands on sth

shake hands on sth
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. 2012.

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  • shake — [ʆeɪk] verb shook PASTTENSE [ʆʊk] shaken PASTPART [ˈʆeɪkən] [transitive] if something shakes people s confidence, hopes, belief etc, it makes them feel less confident, hopeful etc: • Consumer confidence has been badly shaken by fears of …   Financial and business terms

  • shake on something — ˈshake on sth derived to shake hands in order to show that sth has been agreed • They shook on the deal. • Let s shake on it. Main entry: ↑shak …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake — shake1 W2S3 [ʃeık] v past tense shook [ʃuk] past participle shaken [ˈʃeıkən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move)¦ 2¦(body)¦ 3 shake your head 4 shake somebody s hand/shake hands with somebody 5¦(shock)¦ 6 shake somebody s confidence/beliefs etc 7 somebody s voice… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shake — 1 / SeIk/ past tense shook past participle shaken verb 1 MOVEMENT (I) to move up and down or from side to side with quick repeated movements: His hand shook as he signed the paper. | The ground was shaking beneath their feet. | shake with… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shake — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ good, vigorous ▪ Give the tablecloth a good shake before putting it away. ▪ firm ▪ violent ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • shake*/*/*/ — [ʃeɪk] (past tense shook [ʃʊk] ; past participle shaken [ˈʃeɪkən] ) verb I 1) [I/T] to make lots of quick small movements up and down, or from side to side, or to make someone or something do this Houses shook as a bomb exploded in the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hand — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ left, right ▪ beautiful, delicate, long fingered, pretty, slender ▪ mani …   Collocations dictionary

  • hand — hand1 W1S1 [hænd] n ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑thumb ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of body)¦ 2¦(help)¦ 3¦(control)¦ 4 get out of hand 5 on the other hand 6 hands off 7 in hand …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hand — 1 noun PART OF THE BODY 1 (C) the part at the end of a person s arm, including the fingers and thumb, used to pick up or keep hold of things: He held the pencil in his right hand. | Go wash your hands. | hold hands: They kissed and held hands. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hand — ▪ I. hand hand 1 [hænd] noun [countable] 1. JOBS FARMING someone who does physical work on a farm, in a factory etc: • Cooper held several odd jobs before coming to California to work as a factory hand. • Jones hired himself out as a …   Financial and business terms

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