glad-hand

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glad-hand

(glăd′hănd′)
v. glad-hand·ed, glad-hand·ing, glad-hands Informal
v.tr.
To extend a glad hand to: presidential hopefuls glad-handing the factory workers.
v.intr.
To extend a glad hand: was whistle-stopping and glad-handing for the last five months.

glad′-hand′er n.

glad-hand


Past participle: glad-handed
Gerund: glad-handing

Imperative
glad-hand
glad-hand
Present
I glad-hand
you glad-hand
he/she/it glad-hands
we glad-hand
you glad-hand
they glad-hand
Preterite
I glad-handed
you glad-handed
he/she/it glad-handed
we glad-handed
you glad-handed
they glad-handed
Present Continuous
I am glad-handing
you are glad-handing
he/she/it is glad-handing
we are glad-handing
you are glad-handing
they are glad-handing
Present Perfect
I have glad-handed
you have glad-handed
he/she/it has glad-handed
we have glad-handed
you have glad-handed
they have glad-handed
Past Continuous
I was glad-handing
you were glad-handing
he/she/it was glad-handing
we were glad-handing
you were glad-handing
they were glad-handing
Past Perfect
I had glad-handed
you had glad-handed
he/she/it had glad-handed
we had glad-handed
you had glad-handed
they had glad-handed
Future
I will glad-hand
you will glad-hand
he/she/it will glad-hand
we will glad-hand
you will glad-hand
they will glad-hand
Future Perfect
I will have glad-handed
you will have glad-handed
he/she/it will have glad-handed
we will have glad-handed
you will have glad-handed
they will have glad-handed
Future Continuous
I will be glad-handing
you will be glad-handing
he/she/it will be glad-handing
we will be glad-handing
you will be glad-handing
they will be glad-handing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been glad-handing
you have been glad-handing
he/she/it has been glad-handing
we have been glad-handing
you have been glad-handing
they have been glad-handing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been glad-handing
you will have been glad-handing
he/she/it will have been glad-handing
we will have been glad-handing
you will have been glad-handing
they will have been glad-handing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been glad-handing
you had been glad-handing
he/she/it had been glad-handing
we had been glad-handing
you had been glad-handing
they had been glad-handing
Conditional
I would glad-hand
you would glad-hand
he/she/it would glad-hand
we would glad-hand
you would glad-hand
they would glad-hand
Past Conditional
I would have glad-handed
you would have glad-handed
he/she/it would have glad-handed
we would have glad-handed
you would have glad-handed
they would have glad-handed
Translations

glad-hand

[ˈglædhænd] VT (hum) → estrechar (con entusiasmo fingido) la mano de
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