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handshake

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈhændʃeɪk/
a greeting in which two people who are facing each other take hold of each other's right hand and move it up and down: His charm begins with a warm smile, his arm on your shoulder and a firm handshake.
a business agreement made informally without signing an agreement: a handshake agreement/deal On a handshake, I've promised the first car to one of our established customers.
IT a signal sent from one computer to another to show that they are ready to send and receive information: Hackers false requests for an electronic handshake with our machines are so numerous that the legitimate requests can't get through.
Translations of “handshake”
in Korean 악수…
in Arabic مُصافحة…
in Portuguese aperto de mão…
in Catalan encaixada de mans…
in Japanese 握手…
in Italian stretta di mano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 握手…
in Russian рукопожатие…
in Turkish el sıkışma, tokalaşma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 握手…
in Polish uścisk dłoni…
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