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American Sign Language: "succeed"



In the sign "succeed" there is a bit of movement in the wrist. You make two upward arcs in the air.  The movement in "succeed" is sort of like drawing a cursive "w" in the air with the tip of each index finger.


SUCCESS or SUCCEED:


Sample sentence: Do all rockets succeed?


 



There is a version of "SUCCEED" that means "Finally!  At last! Eureka! 

This sign is known as "Pah!"  The reason why is that when doing this sign, you must use a mouth movement that looks like you are saying "Pah!"  In addition to the "pah" mouth movement, you also only do

PAH!




Notes:
If you do the sign SUCCEED but reverse the direction of the double rolling movement of the arcs you change the meaning of the sign from "succeed" to instead mean "famous."

See: FAMOUS

 


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