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shake

verb [T]
 
 
/ʃeɪk/
if something shakes someone's beliefs, hopes, etc., it destroys these feelings or makes them weaker: Shareholders' hopes of a quick profit have been badly shaken by recent events. The credit crunch shook public confidence in the financial system.
shake hands to hold someone's hand with one of your hands and move it up and down to greet someone or show that an agreement has been reached: shake hands with sb He waited in the lobby to shake hands with prospective customers. After signing the contract both sides shook hands.
shake hands on sth to reach an agreement about something: After months of negotiation they finally shook hands on the deal.
(Definition of shake from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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