Signs for PRESS

Meaning: To move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force.

There are several different ASL signs for the English verb "press", depending on what objects are, often using classifiers.

To push down a button (e.g. doorbell, elevator buttons, etc).

To apply pressure to (something) to flatten, shape, or smooth it; mechanical press, any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials.

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