› 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.