How to sign consume in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)


Eat/use up

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of the side of your face with your palm oriented downward. Move your hand backwards past the side of your face, wiggling your fingers as your hand moves, and changing your handshape to an "S" handshape at the end.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of consume

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of consume

End of Sign

Final Frame of consume

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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