How to sign bite in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your dominant hand behind your non-dominant hand and oriented toward it. Then, bring your dominant hand forward and clamp your fingers down on your non-dominant hand, mimicking teeth biting down on an object.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of bite

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of bite

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for bite
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.
Dominant Handshape for bite
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for bite
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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