Every one of them came in and shook hands just with the owner.
Midway though the questioning my driver came in, shook hands with the police chief, and skipped off out the door.
At the end of lunch, he shook my hand and said, it was very nice to meet you.
Two days later, when Lester Patrick and Frank Boucher called him up to their room to sign him, he just shook his head.
When they parted ways, he and Bulger “shook hands and he said he would be in touch.”
She shook her head at him wearily, and he saw undried tears on her cheeks.
Herr Gluck rose and shook his plump fist in Uncle Denny's face.
Roger shook his head, still eyeing Charley with undisguised curiosity.
She turned from the Secretary to Jim and shook hands with him, with deepening flush.
He shook his fist at them savagely, then disappeared like a flash into the woods.
"disturbed," 1891, past participle adjective from shake (v.). Shook up "excited" is 1897 slang, revived 1957 by Elvis Presley.
Old English sceacan "move (something) quickly to and fro, brandish; move the body or a part of it rapidly back and forth;" also "go, glide, hasten, flee, depart" (cf. sceacdom "flight"); of persons or parts of the body, "to tremble" especially from fever, cold, fear" (class VI strong verb; past tense scoc, past participle scacen), from Proto-Germanic *skakanan (cf. Old Norse, Swedish skaka, Danish skage "to shift, turn, veer"). No certain cognates outside Germanic, but some suggest a possible connection to Sanskrit khaj "to agitate, churn, stir about," Old Church Slavonic skoku "a leap, bound," Welsh ysgogi "move."
Of the earth in earthquakes, c.1300. Meaning "seize and shake (someone or something else)" is from early 14c. In reference to mixing ingredients, etc., by shaking a container from late 14c. Meaning "to rid oneself of by abrupt twists" is from c.1200, also in Middle English in reference to evading responsibility, etc. Meaning "weaken, impair" is from late 14c., on notion of "make unstable."
To shake hands dates from 1530s. Shake a (loose) leg "hurry up" first recorded 1904; shake a heel (sometimes foot) was an old way to say "to dance" (1660s); to shake (one's) elbow (1620s) meant "to gamble at dice." Phrase more _____ than you can shake a stick at is attested from 1818, American English. To shake (one's) head as a sign of disapproval is recorded from c.1300.
late 14c., "charge, onrush," from shake (v.). Meaning "a hard shock" is from 1560s. From 1580s as "act of shaking;" 1660s as "irregular vibration." The hand-grip salutation so called by 1712. As a figure of instantaneous action, it is recorded from 1816. Phrase fair shake "honest deal" is attested from 1830, American English. The shakes "nervous agitation" is from 1620s. Short for milk shake from 1911. Dismissive phrase no great shakes (1816, Byron) perhaps is from dicing.
[revived and popularized in 1950s by Elvis Presley]