How to sign lose in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Definition:

Be defeated or fail

Sign Instructions:

With both palms oriented toward each other and your non-dominant hand laid out in front of you, bring your dominant hand down until it makes contact with the palm of your non-dominant hand.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for lose
Extend your index and middle fingers with a slight curl, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Definition:

Misplace something

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your fingertips touching each other. Then, rotate your hands down so that your palms are oriented away from yourself and your fingers are opened up into a "5" handshape.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for lose
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for lose
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for lose
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Non-Dominant Handshape for lose
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Defeated/unfound

Sign Instructions:

With both palms oriented toward each other and your non-dominant hand laid out in front of you, bring your dominant hand down until it makes contact with the palm of your non-dominant hand.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of lose

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of lose

End of Sign

Final Frame of lose

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for lose
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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