How to sign lay off in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Definition:

Job dismissal

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hands in front of your with the palm of your non-dominant hand facing up and the index finger of your dominant hand facing slightly forwards and against your palm. Then move your dominant hand forward and away from your non-dominant hand.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of lay off

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of lay off

End of Sign

Final Frame of lay off

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for lay off
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for lay off
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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