How to sign overwhelm in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of your head with your palms oriented toward yourself. Then, move your hands up and behind your head.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of overwhelm

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of overwhelm

End of Sign

Final Frame of overwhelm

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for overwhelm
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for overwhelm
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

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