ASL sign for: wait

To remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens (often followed by for, till, or until).

To wait for a long time; to wait too long.

Sentence or phrase

Gloss: IX1 WAIT+++ FOR YOU ALL-DAY.

English equivalent: She has been waiting for you all day.

The pronoun is non-gender in ASL. The verb WAIT is inflected in agreement with time tense.

The sign DAY has a "1' handshape but in the sign ALL-DAY, the handshape is different. Don't be confused by these handshapes, as these are not interchangeable.

Written ASL for: wait

ASL writing for WAIT

The wavy line above two handshapes palming in indicates that the hands are wiggling. Image contributed by ASLwrite.

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