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Meaning of “handshake” in the English Dictionary

"handshake" in British English

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handshakenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhænd.ʃeɪk/
a ​greeting, or an ​actshowing that you have made an ​agreement, in which two ​people who are ​facing each other take ​hold of and ​shake each other's ​righthand: He ​welcomed me with a ​widesmile and a ​warm handshake.
(Definition of handshake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"handshake" in American English

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handshake[C]

 us   /ˈhændˌʃeɪk/
a ​greeting or ​expression of ​agreement in which two ​people who are ​facing each other take ​hold of each other’s ​righthands and move them up and down
(Definition of handshake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"handshake" in Business English

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handshakenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhændʃeɪk/
a greeting in which two ​people who are facing each other take ​hold of each other's ​righthand and ​move it up and down: His charm begins with a warm smile, his ​arm on your shoulder and a firm handshake.
a ​businessagreement made informally without ​signing an ​agreement: a handshake ​agreement/​deal On a handshake, I've promised the first ​car to one of our ​establishedcustomers.
IT a ​signalsent from one ​computer to another to show that they are ​ready to ​send and receive ​information: Hackers ​falserequests for an electronic handshake with our ​machines are so numerous that the ​legitimaterequests can't get through.
(Definition of handshake from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “handshake”
in Arabic مُصافحة…
in Korean 악수…
in Portuguese aperto de mão…
in Catalan encaixada de mans…
in Japanese 握手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 握手…
in Turkish el sıkışma, tokalaşma…
in Russian рукопожатие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 握手…
in Italian stretta di mano…
in Polish uścisk dłoni…
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