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American Sign Language: "spend"


This sign is generally done with one hand and means to "spend money."  To do it right, pretend you've got a quarter under your thumb.  As you move your hand forward, slide the quarter forward and off your fingers as if sliding it into a vending machine.)


This is a great sign.  I recall watching a young man talk about his car.  That car was his pride and joy. One complaint he had though was it was like a baby.  He had to keep "feeding" it.  This is the sign he used for "feeding." What he meant was he had to keep spending a lot of money on it.

This same sign can be used to mean "nourish."
 


FEED/NOURISH:
The right hand is somewhat near the mouth.  The left hand is lower and more forward. Bring the hands forward and down a bit. Use a double movement.


See:  FEED (animation)


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