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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.



Sample sentence: ROCKET ALL SUCCEED? 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




Sample sentence: HAPPEN I MET-him/her PAH! I finally met him/her!



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."




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