How to sign destroy in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your palms oriented toward each and your dominant hand above your non-dominant hand. Slightly move your dominant back and then move it forward across your non-dominant hand. As you move your dominant hand forward, change both of your handshapes to an "A" handshape.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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