American Sign Language: "ruin"



The sign for "ruin" also means "spoil" as in "spoiled milk."
The dominant-hand "X"-handshape is placed on top of the non-dominant "X"-handshape (both "X" handshapes have the knuckle pointing forward rather than upward.  The non-dominant hand doesn't move.  The dominant hand slides forward and (usually) pivots up. The movement of the dominant hand is somewhat like a kid popping a wheelie on a bicycle.

RUIN / SPOIL:


RUIN:  (side view)


 


Note: If you mean spoiled as in "spoiled child" use the sign PET with an exaggerated movement and a disapproving facial expression."

Also see: TEASE


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