How to sign catch up in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Reach level/informed

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your non-dominant hand farther away from you and your dominant hand near your body. Then bring your dominant hand up to the back of your non-dominant hand. Your non-dominant hand should slightly move back as your dominant hand is moving forward.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for catch up
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for catch up
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Reach level/update

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your non-dominant hand farther away from you and your dominant hand near your body. Then bring your dominant hand up to the back of your non-dominant hand. Your non-dominant hand should slightly move back as your dominant hand is moving forward. Begin with your hands in a "5" handshape and change them to an "A" handshape as you move.

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Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

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End of Sign

Final Frame of catch up

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for catch up
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for catch up
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for catch up
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Non-Dominant Handshape for catch up
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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