How to sign choke in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Obstruct throat or falter

Sign Instructions:

Place your hand up against the front of your neck, mimicking being choked.

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Sequential Breakdown of choke

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of choke

End of Sign

Final Frame of choke

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for choke
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Airway obstruction

Sign Instructions:

With the fingertips of both hands touching each other, move your hands slightly back and forth, mimicking choking someone.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of choke

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of choke

End of Sign

Final Frame of choke

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for choke
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for choke
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.

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