high-five


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high-five

(hī′fīv′)
n.
A gesture of greeting, elation, or congratulation in which one person slaps an upraised palm against that of another person.
interj.
Used when offering the opportunity to make a high-five, as in congratulation.

high′-five′ v.

high-five

n
a gesture of greeting or congratulation in which two people slap raised right palms together
vb
to greet or congratulate (a person) in this way

high′-five′



n., v. -fived, -fiv•ing. n.
1. a gesture of greeting, good-fellowship, or triumph in which one person slaps the upraised palm of the hand against that of another.
v.t.
2. to greet with a high-five: The two players high-fived each other.
v.i.
3. to do a high-five.
[1980–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.high-five - a gesture of greeting or elationhigh-five - a gesture of greeting or elation; one person's upraised palm slaps the upraised palm of another person
motion, gesture - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
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