Definition of high five in English:

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high five

informal, chiefly North American


A gesture of celebration or greeting in which two people slap each other’s palms with their arms raised.
Example sentences
  • As the survivors were escorted to the ambulance, we gave each other high fives in celebration of our first rescue.
  • The offenders are no longer laughing and slapping each other high fives.
  • It is not inconceivable that multitudes of IRS Agents were watching the show, giving each other high fives at the outcome, because, well, no matter who won, so did the IRS.


(high-five) [with object] Greet (someone) by slapping the palms of their raised arms with one’s own: the two officers high-fived each other
More example sentences
  • The owners were greeted by hundreds of fans who lined the streets, along with all the players, who were high-fiving the fans.
  • Our drivers weave us in and out of the city traffic, and out into the villages, where kids line the roads, shouting Hello at us and high-fiving us as we scoot past.
  • Woods yelled and began high-fiving Williams, while spectators did the same with strangers next to them.

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