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American Sign Language: "decline" / "deteriorate" / "regress"



This sign means the opposite of "improve."  Think of your non-dominant arm as a "measuring stick."  Think of your dominant hand as showing the level going down. You can do one big movement to show a major decline, or you can do smaller movements to show an incremental worsening of the situation.

 

DECLINE / deteriorate / regress / go down hill
(A single large movement indicates a substantial worsening of the situation).


 


 

Deteriorate or decline in small stages:


 



Sample sentence:
If you don't go to sign language class nor chat with Deaf, will your signing go down hill? 
= SUPPOSE YOU NOT GO SIGN CLASS, NOT CHAT DEAF, YOUR SIGN DECLINE?




See: WORSE


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