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Princeton's WordNet

  1. handshake, shake, handshaking, handclaspnoun

    grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)


  1. handshakenoun

    The grasping of hands by two people when greeting or leave-taking

  2. handshakenoun

    An exchange of signals between two devices when communications begin in order to ensure synchronization


  1. Handshake

    A handshake is a globally widespread, brief greeting or parting tradition in which two people grasp one of each other's like hands, in most cases accompanied by a brief up-and-down movement of the grasped hands. Customs surrounding handshakes are specific to cultures. Different cultures may be more or less likely to shake hands, or there may be different customs about how or when to shake hands.


  1. Handshake

    A handshake is a short ritual in which two people grasp one of each other's like hands, in most cases accompanied by a brief up and down movement of the grasped hands.


  1. Handshake

    Handshake is a sales order management platform that lets your team write and receive orders on the iPad, iPhone and Web. Handshake is used globally by sales reps and teams selling B2B, to present their catalog, manage their customers and streamline their order fulfillment process.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handshake in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handshake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of handshake in a Sentence

  1. Tom Hill:

    I believe in a handshake and looking a guy in the eye, i dont buy anything online either.

  2. Mehdi Hosseini:

    I do expect some sort of a handshake for window dressing, but not a clear resolution with details coming out.

  3. Denis Mukwege:

    You just can't imagine how a smile, a simple handshake, to just tell them 'be encouraged' is important to them. To feel they are loved, to feel they can finally find love and affection.

  4. Eddie Cobb:

    It’s very sad moment when someone passes from COVID. Someone dies basically from a handshake or entering a room with someone that possibly has COVID, that’s a very hard time.

  5. Kyle Woods:

    I just don't think it's good for our society or for people's psyche. I think the embrace and the handshake are important, but that's just me, and I respect those who feel differently. If someone wants to elbow bump, then I give them the cheerful elbow bump.

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