handshake handshake  /ˈhænd ˌʃeɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It turned out to be a deep bow- cum-handshake, it was certainly more than the nod-handshake he gave Queen Elizabeth II, but it was not quite a formal diplomatic bow from the waist.
  2. The deal was sealed with a handshake only a few days after the two men had been introduced by a mutual friend.
  3. The more you think about it, the more disgusting the handshake becomes.

News

  1. Zuckerberg Charms With 'Proper' Shake

    SEOUL – Critics slapped Bill Gates’ one-handed shake with the South Korean president in April as rude and culturally insensitive, but Mark Zuckerberg charmed the public here this weekend with proper attire and a handshake, a slight bow included. The Facebook CEO, 29, known for...        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. Mark Zuckerberg Charms South Koreans With 'Proper' Handshake

    SEOUL – Critics slapped Bill Gates’ one-handed shake with the South Korean president in April as rude and culturally insensitive, but Mark Zuckerberg charmed the public here this weekend with proper attire and a handshake, a slight bow included. The Facebook CEO, 29, known for...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News

  3. Bennett Elementary promotes 57 to LHS Class of 2020

    Fifth grade graduate Rhonnie Krull receives a congratulatory handshake from Dr. Lynne Ruegamer, principal of Laughlin Junior and Senior High School, at the Fifth Grade Celebration, held at Bennett Elementary School on June 4. To Dr. Ruegamer’s left is BES Principal Dawn Estes and Kathy Mack, fifth grade teacher.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Laughlin Times

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Quotes

  1. "I simply greeted both actresses with joy and open arms, which is the way I would greet anyone I'm happy to meet," Busey said. "Everyone has experienced a handshake or hug which has turned awkward, and this was no different."
    on Mar 18, 2008 By: Gary Busey Source: USA Today

  2. "When it was all over, there were no apologies and no handshake," wrote Robert Mondavi.
    on May 30, 2005 By: Robert Mondavi Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. Gilchrist writes that Tendulkar was "hard to find for a changing room handshake" after they had beaten India, and goes on to question his honesty during the Harbhajan hearings.
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Adam Gilchrist Source: Indian Express

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