shake hand

shake hand
shake (someone's) hand to greet someone by taking their hand in your own and moving it up and down a little.

The Texas coach shook my dad's hand and said he had wanted to meet him for a long time.

Usage notes: sometimes used as a way to express pleasure at someone's success and often said but not actually done:

Admiral, we shake your hand for a job well done.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • shake-hand — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷,  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun : a token payment consisting of goods or money given an African tribal landowner for the use of his land …   Useful english dictionary

  • -hand — shake hand …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • hand|shake — «HAND SHAYK», noun, verb, shook, shak|en, shak|ing. –n. the act of clasping and shaking each other s hands in friendship, greeting, leave taking, agreement, or congratulation: »His opening clue that he was being accepted came through handshakes… …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • hand´shak´er — hand|shake «HAND SHAYK», noun, verb, shook, shak|en, shak|ing. –n. the act of clasping and shaking each other s hands in friendship, greeting, leave taking, agreement, or congratulation: »His opening clue that he was being accepted came through… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shake — vb 1 Shake, tremble, quake, totter, quiver, shiver, shudder, quaver, wobble, teeter, shimmy, dither are comparable when they mean to exhibit vibratory, wavering, or oscillating movement often as an evidence of instability. Shake, the ordinary and …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shake — [shāk] vt. shook, shaken, shaking [ME schaken < OE sceacan, akin to LowG schaken < IE * skeg , var. of base * skek > SHAG1] 1. to cause to move up and down, back and forth, or from side to side with short, quick movements 2. to bring,… …   English World dictionary

  • shake someone's hand — shake (someone s) hand to greet someone by taking their hand in your own and moving it up and down a little. The Texas coach shook my dad s hand and said he had wanted to meet him for a long time. Usage notes: sometimes used as a way to express… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Shake — Shake, Rattle and Roll «Shake, Rattle And Roll» Песня Биг Джо Тернера Выпущен Апрель 1954 …   Википедия

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