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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The challenge for Ramaphosa will be to unite all the factions of the party to ensure that it can harness that potential, and for too long the ANC has been riven asunder by the politics of personality and the glad-handing and cronyism of its leadership.
Harvey came up glad-handing me, talking about how great they were for the artist, and I just read him chapter and verse about how great I thought he was for the artist based on my friend's experience, and that led to an altercation," explained Cameron.
Mr Hammond will do a bit of glad-handing, no doubt, utter a few smooth bromides and then beetle off back to London.
The awkward career-politician, who was more at home plowing through economic theory than glad-handing voters on the campaign trail, said in a statement that he was stepping down as a member of Parliament after nearly 18 years of public service.
But the job isn't about glad-handing, but about taking initiatives on extremely important issues like public safety at night and domestic violence.
The satire regarding the candidates goes after their naked ambitions and glad-handing personalities, rather than any policy stance or anything about their records.
Our chancellor should be on Teesside talking to the companies involved and not glad-handing in China.
Nearly half of the twenty men and women running for president descended upon the state for Independence Day festivities, in part because its small geographic size allows hitting multiple regions on what is one of the most consequential glad-handing days on the political calendar.
In his new role as the proprietor of a Spanish nightclub, the father is glad-handing, drinking alcohol, preaching peace, and publicly patting his female employees' bottoms.
For what is a man if he ends up glad-handing and dishing out Ferrero Rochers in a football club blazer?
Insider says: That unusual noise you can hear in Edinburgh's more upmarket dining rooms and bars is the sound of glad-handing and backslapping - tempered with deep sighs of relief.
By last count, he did the glad-handing rubber-chicken thingie more than a half-dozen times summer in N.