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shake hands

verb as in meet halfway

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Example Sentences

We shake hands and he immediately begins a monologue about prison breaks and South America.

It would have been pretty hard for Ike to shake hands with everybody.

“If I go to Republican events, there are some really conservative rural Republicans, and we shake hands,” Scott said.

Shaw put himself right alongside the line and took a minute to shake hands and greet each delegate.

Charley, a tall, blond young man, bent to shake hands with Furry.

The mollified women did not shake hands, but each raised her tea-cup to her lips and winked.

"I was watching you through my little peep-hole—as you saw," he began, with a pleasant smile, advancing to shake hands.

In fact it is said that neighbors in two adjoining buildings may shake hands across the street.

I hurried away to shake hands with the Chief of my department, proud of having rendered faithful service to so upright a leader.

Do not touch the door-knob when going out—let some one open the door for you—and do not shake hands with any one.


On this page you'll find 184 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shake hands, such as: accost, acknowledge, address, approach, attend, and embrace.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.