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American Sign Language:  "tough"

The sign for "tough" uses "bent-V" hands.  The dominant hand moves downward and past the non-dominant hand. 


Note: In my example above it appears that I'm moving my non-dominant hand.  I "am" moving it but it is more of a reflex than an intended movement.  You don't actually have to move the "non-dominant" hand to do this sign.  The non-dominant hand can stay stationary.

You can also use the left "S" hand for the sign for "tough."  The dominant hand strikes a glancing blow off of the top of the palm-down "S-hand."

TOUGH (version)


Also see: HARD

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