How to sign take over in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented down. Then, alternate moving both hands forward and down a couple of times while changing your handshapes to "S" handshapes.

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Sequential Breakdown of take over

Beginning and End Frames

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First Frame of take over

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you and next to each other with your palms oriented down. Then, move both hands up while changing your handshapes to "S" handshapes.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of take over

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of take over

End of Sign

Final Frame of take over

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Assume control/book

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented away from yourself. Then, move both hands down while changing your handshapes into "S" handshapes.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of take over

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of take over

End of Sign

Final Frame of take over

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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