How to sign catch in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Apprehend person

Sign Instructions:

Place your non-dominant hand in front of you with a "1" handshape. Begin with your dominant hand open and then move it to the non-dominant hand and wrap your fingers around your index finger.

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Example Video

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Sequential Breakdown of catch

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of catch

End of Sign

Final Frame of catch

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for catch
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for catch
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for catch
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Apprehend/understand

Sign Instructions:

Place your non-dominant hand in front of you with a "1" handshape. Begin with your dominant hand behind the other one and have an open handshape. Bring your dominant hand forward and close it into a fist until it is against your index finger of your other hand.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of catch

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of catch

End of Sign

Final Frame of catch

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for catch
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for catch
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for catch
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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