handshake

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handshake

Plural
handshakes

A handshake
Two women shaking hands
  1. A handshake is when two people hold hands for a few seconds and move them up and down before letting go. It is often used like a greeting (like saying "hello" or "goodbye" when people meet) or to say that two people have agreed on something.
    When I meet someone, I give a firm handshake.

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