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 for To strike hands with
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strike \Strike\, v. t. [imp. Struck; p. p. Struck,
     Stricken({Stroock">Stricken({Stroock, Strucken, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Striking. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than
     stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS.
     str[imac]can to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub,
     stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG.
     str[imac]hhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to
     strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw
     tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]
     1. To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or
        with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either
        with the hand or with any instrument or missile.
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              He at Philippi kept
              His sword e'en like a dancer; while I struck
              The lean and wrinkled Cassius.        --Shak.
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     2. To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet
        struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship
        struck a reef.
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     3. To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a
        force to; to dash; to cast.
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              They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the
              two sideposts.                        --Ex. xii. 7.
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              Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow.
                                                    --Byron.
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     4. To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike
        coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint.
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     5. To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in
        the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep.
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     6. To punish; to afflict; to smite.
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              To punish the just is not good, nor strike princes
              for equity.                           --Prov. xvii.
                                                    26.
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     7. To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or
        notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve;
        the drums strike up a march.
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     8. To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike
        sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of
        surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to
        strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch.
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     9. To make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect
        sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind,
        with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or
        horror.
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              Nice works of art strike and surprise us most on the
              first view.                           --Atterbury.
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              They please as beauties, here as wonders strike.
                                                    --Pope.
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     10. To affect in some particular manner by a sudden
         impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me
         favorably; to strike one dead or blind.
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               How often has stricken you dumb with his irony!
                                                    --Landor.
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     11. To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a
         stroke; as, to strike a light.
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               Waving wide her myrtle wand,
               She strikes a universal peace through sea and land.
                                                    --Milton.
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     12. To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match.
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     13. To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain.
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     Note: Probably borrowed from the L. foedus ferrire, to strike
           a compact, so called because an animal was struck and
           killed as a sacrifice on such occasions.
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     14. To take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money.
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     15. To level, as a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by
         scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the
         level of the top.
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     16. (Masonry) To cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the
         face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.
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     17. To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a
         strange word; they soon struck the trail.
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     18. To borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck
         a friend for five dollars. [Slang]
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     19. To lade into a cooler, as a liquor. --B. Edwards.
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     20. To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.
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               Behold, I thought, He will . . . strike his hand
               over the place, and recover the leper. --2 Kings v.
                                                    11.
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     21. To advance; to cause to go forward; -- used only in past
         participle. "Well struck in years." --Shak.
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     To strike an attitude, To strike a balance. See under
        Attitude, and Balance.
  
     To strike a jury (Law), to constitute a special jury
        ordered by a court, by each party striking out a certain
        number of names from a prepared list of jurors, so as to
        reduce it to the number of persons required by law.
        --Burrill.
  
     To strike a lead.
         (a) (Mining) To find a vein of ore.
         (b) Fig.: To find a way to fortune. [Colloq.]
  
     To strike a ledger or To strike an account, to balance
        it.
  
     To strike hands with.
         (a) To shake hands with. --Halliwell.
         (b) To make a compact or agreement with; to agree with.
             
  
     To strike off.
         (a) To erase from an account; to deduct; as, to strike
             off the interest of a debt.
         (b) (Print.) To impress; to print; as, to strike off a
             thousand copies of a book.
         (c) To separate by a blow or any sudden action; as, to
             strike off what is superfluous or corrupt.
  
     To strike oil, to find petroleum when boring for it;
        figuratively, to make a lucky hit financially. [Slang,
        U.S.]
  
     To strike one luck, to shake hands with one and wish good
        luck. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
  
     To strike out.
         (a) To produce by collision; to force out, as, to strike
             out sparks with steel.
         (b) To blot out; to efface; to erase. "To methodize is as
             necessary as to strike out." --Pope.
         (c) To form by a quick effort; to devise; to invent; to
             contrive, as, to strike out a new plan of finance.
         (d) (Baseball) To cause a player to strike out; -- said
             of the pitcher. See To strike out, under Strike,
             v. i.
  
     To strike sail. See under Sail.
  
     To strike up.
         (a) To cause to sound; to begin to beat. "Strike up the
             drums." --Shak.
         (b) To begin to sing or play; as, to strike up a tune.
         (c) To raise (as sheet metal), in making diahes, pans,
             etc., by blows or pressure in a die.
  
     To strike work, to quit work; to go on a strike.
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