Signs for FALL DOWN

Meaning: (a person or a thing) fall down (from above).

Different ways of signing, often using a locative classifier phrase.

A person (or sometimes something) falling down).

Classifier verb: (person) fall to the ground, where the dominant handshape depicts a person and the passive one represents a surface.

Inflect the ASL verb FALL-DOWN and/or use a classifier handshape where grammatically appropriate.

For example in the video above, it means a person falling down (dominant-handed classifier) something such as a water well or underwater well or any larger container than human size (passive-handed classifier).

Related signs: fall off, COLLAPSE, TOPPLE, TUMBLE.

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