Definition of handshake noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhændʃeɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhændʃeɪk//
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an act of shaking somebody’s hand with your own, used especially to say hello or goodbye or when you have made an agreement see also golden handshakeExtra examples Fawcett gave me a hearty handshake. He had a firm handshake. He received a $150 000 golden handshake when he lost his job. She wasn’t impressed by his limp handshake. They sealed the agreement with a handshake. a handshake from the chairman
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