How to sign drop out in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with the index and middle fingers of your dominant hand inside the "C" handshape of your non-dominant hand. Then move your dominant hand up, over to the side, and down. This sign mimics someone being seated in a position, and then leaving that position.


Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of drop out

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of drop out

End of Sign

Final Frame of drop out

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for drop out
Extend and slightly curl your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, with the other fingers curled into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for drop out
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.

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