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handshake

noun [C] uk   /ˈhænd.ʃeɪk/ us  
a greeting, or an act showing that you have made an agreement, in which two people who are facing each other take hold of and shake each other's right hand: He welcomed me with a wide smile and a warm handshake.Physical gestures of respect
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