[ verb ] take someone's hands and shake them as a gesture of greeting or congratulation



Used in print

(The Washington Post...)

`` I think they played Hail to the Chief better than the Marine_Corps Band , and we are grateful to them '' , President_Kennedy remarked after mounting the bandstand and shaking_hands with conductor James_Christian_Pfohl .

As he left the bandstand to return to his office , the slender , sun-tanned Chief_Executive paused along the way to shake_hands with the members of the audience in wheel chairs forming the first row under the field_tent set_up for the guests .

Related terms

greet handshake