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American Sign Language: "wash"

The right sign for "wash" depends on your concept.

The general sign for "wash" is made by closing both hands into "A" hands with your dominant hand on top. Make a circular "scrubbing" movement with the hand that is on top--as if washing something. The hand on the bottom doesn't move.

WASH (general sign)

Wash a car or a wall:

Memory aid:  "Wax on, wax off." Good thing you learned this sign, now you can defend yourself.

Wash a dish:
The dominant hand moves. The non-dominant hand represents the dish being washed.

Wash a load of laundry (clothes), or a "washing machine."

"Do you like doing laundry?"

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