gesture

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdʒɛstʃər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdʒɛstʃɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(jeschər)


Inflections of 'gesture' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
gestures
v 3rd person singular
gesturing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
gestured
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
gestured
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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gesture

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a hand gesture
  2. a gesture of [approval, agreement, disagreement, pain]
  3. uses a lot of gestures when he talks
  4. made a gesture with his [hand, shoulder, head]
  5. made a gesture with both [hands, shoulders]
  6. made a gesture to [show, indicate, give]
  7. making gestures [wildly, decidedly]
  8. was making [frantic, wild] gestures
  9. made a gesture [at, towards]
  10. made [an obscene, a disrespectful] gesture
  11. took it as a [threatening, menacing] gesture
  12. was a [kind, thoughtful] gesture
  13. appreciated the [kind] gesture
  14. what a [kind] gesture!
  15. would like to make some sort of gesture
  16. need to make a grand gesture
  17. as a (small) gesture of (our) [support, goodwill, appreciation]
  18. a grand gesture to ask her [out, for her hand]
  19. was just a token gesture
v
  1. gestured [towards, in the direction of]
  2. was gesturing wildly [at, to]
  3. was gesturing with [his, both] hands
  4. shouting and gesturing
  5. gestured for her to [come, bow, sit]
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