handshake


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  • noun

Synonyms for handshake

grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

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Despite the nuclear deal, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenehi has said the United States remains Iran's "Number One enemy," a label reiterated by Deputy Mansur Haqiqatpur as he slammed the handshake report.
In researching this column (yes, I know it surprises you but I do research) it appears there's a variety of handshakes above and beyond the two I've mentioned.
A handshake reveals aspects of the personality of the person giving it," he tells the Daily Mail.
Lambert agreed when asked this week if he felt Mourinho was "disrespectful" by not waiting until the end of the match for the handshake.
In June, an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association called for restricting handshakes in health care settings and the "promotion of an alternative, health-conscious gesture to substitute for the handshake.
When there's flu going round or coughs and colds, definitely if you want to touch someone as a greeting a fist bump is much better than a handshake.
BROFIST, bones or pound - whatever you call it, scientists are pushing for a global adoption of the st bump to replace handshakes.
coli, experts exchanged handshakes, high-"ves and "stbumps and found that transfer of potentially disease-causing bacteria was highest during a handshake.
He said that there are few terrible handshakes that should be avoided at all costs, such as "the dominator", which is felt by the other person, because their hand is forcibly moved so that their palm is facing up, beneath the other person's and it can be intimidating, and gives the receiver little chance to establish an equal relationship.
Additionally, the formula suggests that a 'social' handshake can be up to 10 or 20 percent faster than a business handshake to register warmth and enthusiasm.
The White House says Barack Obama's handshake with Cuban counterpart Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's funeral was not planned and carried no political meaning.
President Barack Obama's handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro during Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa on Tuesday prompted a frenzy of speculation about what it might mean for the future of U.
There's an art to the simple handshake, says Joe Navarro, an ex-FBI agent, author and expert in body language.
In a verdict, three judges upheld the choice of the High Court saying the organization has to pay its former workers severance pay, transportation and golden handshake.
The handshake is believed to have originated at least 7,000 years ago.