Definition of glad-hand verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

glad-hand

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verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glad-hand
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he / she / it glad-hands
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past simple glad-handed
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past participle glad-handed
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-ing form glad-handing
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[intransitive, transitive] glad-hand (somebody) (especially of a politician) to say hello to somebody in a friendly way, especially when this is not sincere
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glad-hand