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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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handshakehand‧shake /ˈhændʃeɪk/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 the act of taking someone’s right hand and shaking it, which people do when they meet or leave each other or when they have made an agreement 🔊 He greeted me with a handshake and a glass of wine. 🔊 Her handshake was warm and firm.2 a special signal sent between two computers, fax machines etc when they begin to exchange informationhandshaking noun [uncountable] golden handshakeCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesa firm handshake (=holding and shaking someone's hand firmly)Stan greeted me with a firm handshake.a hearty handshake (=friendly and firm)The wedding guests exchanged jokes and hearty handshakes.a limp handshake (=weak – used to show disapproval)I don't trust a man with a limp handshake.verbsgreet somebody with a handshakeHe greeted all of his guests with a handshake and a glass of wine.give somebody a handshakeShe introduced herself and gave Annie a handshake.exchange handshakesThe teams exchanged handshakes at the end of the game.
Examples from the Corpus
handshakeHe stuck out his hand for a handshake.In Gulu, a deeply religious town still torn between fear and hope, a handshake has become a sin.He came to his front door to say goodbye, which he did with a handshake and a slight bow.Nancy has a nice firm handshake.Nice firm handshake, look her in the eye.He had a good handshake, Trent thought, as they shook on the deal.And then I saw him a couple of months ago, his voice muted by a stroke, his handshake softened.A flurry of handshakes and he is back in the car.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhandshakehand‧shake /ˈhændʃeɪk/ noun [countable]1HUMAN RESOURCESanother name for GOLDEN HANDSHAKE2COMPUTING when one computer gives information to another computer, telling it that a connection has been madeYou will get a handshake telling you what system is on the other end.3COMMERCE on a handshake if you do a deal on a handshake, you do it without making a formal contract or agreementI always did business on a handshake, but now you need 10-page contracts for everything.
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