How to sign busy in American Sign Language

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Definition:

Engaged busy

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your dominant hand on top of your non-dominant hand. Your non-dominant hand should be oriented toward the ground and pointing to the side. Your dominant hand should be oriented away from yourself and pointing up. Wiggle your wrist back and forth a couple of times so that the bottom of your dominant hand stays in the same position, but the top of your hand is moving.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for busy
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb folded across the palm

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for busy
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb folded across the palm

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