hand|shake

hand|shake
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 (Newsweek).

–v.i.
to shake hands.
–v.t.
to move up, on, or along with the shaking of hands: »

Ministers and imams…handshook their way right up to the polling boxes (Time).

hand´shak´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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 — 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 — shake1 [ ʃeık ] (past tense shook [ ʃuk ] ; past participle shaken [ ʃeıkən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 make quick movements ▸ 2 get rid of problem etc. ▸ 3 when voice sounds weak ▸ 4 make less strong etc. ▸ 5 cause fear/emotion ▸ 6 escape from someone ▸ +… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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