handshaking handshaking  /ˈhænd ˌʃeɪ kɪŋ/


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



  1. She was the first up and last to bed, handshaking her way through county fairs and college campuses, just plain outworking her opponent.
  2. After an initial round of handshaking, he and his close aides disappeared from view, at least in the opinion of many department lawyers.
  3. I'll do some campaigning and handshaking and all that good stuff.


  • Local government officials face re-election

    GOSHEN -- The new year has arrived, and with it comes the promise of campaign signs in the yard, vigorous handshaking and impassioned stump speeches as election year 2014 gets underway. With a new election season now upon us, the Elkhart County Elect
    on January 5, 2014     Source: Goshen News


  1. Speaking about the handshake, Mr Paisley said: "It's not handshaking we want, it's decision-making we want. It's not acting like two actors to impress people, the people are looking for results. We could shake hands 24 hours a day, but if we don't...
    on May 1, 2007 By: Ian Paisley Source: BBC News

  2. He was asked about the "brouhaha" he went through with Chad Hedrick (though Hedrick's name wasn't used) and Davis said he assumes it is over due to "handshaking and a little bit of hugging and kissing and making up."
    on Feb 24, 2006 By: Shani Davis Source: Outsports.com

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