How to sign breakdown in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Definition:

Failure or malfunction

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your index through pinkie fingers interlocking. Begin with your wrists straight and then bend them down, letting your fingers separate from each other as your hands move.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for breakdown
Extend all fingers with a slight curl, resembling the number five.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for breakdown
Extend all fingers with a slight curl, resembling the number five.

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