1. handshake

noun. ['ˈhændˌʃeɪk'] grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract).


  • shake
  • handclasp
  • acknowledgement
  • handshaking


  • unacknowledged
  • rejection
  • depress
  • stand still


  • hand (English)
  • shake (English)

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Rhymes with Handshake

  • milkshake

Sentences with handshake

1. Noun, singular or mass
A limp handshake can come off as though you do not want to be there or lack confidence.

2. Adjective
Oral contracts or "handshake deals" in Illinois have a 5-year statute of limitations.

Quotes about handshake

1. That point in the sky where yellow meets blue, that’s a handshake I want to see at a #networking event. Sunglasses sold separately.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. Hard at work? I’ll give you a hand—my right hand. It’s a handshake, for networking and encouragement purposes. Keep it up!
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. Is it easier to get you to do what I want with a fist to your face, or a gentle pat on the back and a handshake? Let this be a lesson in power.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE