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American Sign Language: "establish" or "set up"

The sign for ESTABLISH can be used to mean, "set up" as in, "We set up a new ASL club." 

Form both hands into "A"-handshapes.  The thumb on the dominant hand juts out a bit. 
Think of planting a flag in the soil of the new continent you just found and establishing it as your personal domain. The dominant hand represents the flag and the back of the non-dominant hand represents the soil.  Do a half-circle with the dominant hand and bring it down onto the non-dominant hand.



Establish animation


This sign is sometimes used as a "classifier" to represent the placement (location and existence) of objects or buildings.

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