gesture

gesture
'‹es ə
1. noun
(a movement of the head, hand etc to express an idea etc: The speaker emphasized his words with violent gestures.) gesto

2. verb
(to make a gesture or gestures: He gestured to her to keep quiet.) hacer un gesto/gestos, hacer una señal/señales
gesture1 n gesto
he made an angry gesture hizo un gesto de enfado
gesture2 vb hacer gestos / hacer señas
he gestured to me me hizo señas
El gerundio de gesture se escribe gesturing
gesture
tr['ʤesʧəSMALLr/SMALL]
noun
1 ademán nombre masculino, gesto
2 figurative use (token) detalle nombre masculino, gesto, muestra
intransitive verb
1 hacer gestos, hacer ademanes
\
SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
as a gesture of en señal de
gesture ['ʤɛsʧər] vi, -tured ; -turing : gesticular, hacer gestos
gesture n
1) : gesto m, ademán m
2) sign, token: gesto m, señal f
a gesture of friendship: una señal de amistad
gesture
n.
acción s.f.
ademán s.m.
demostración s.f.
detalle s.m.
gesto s.m.
muestra s.f.
v.
accionar v.
hacer ademanes v.
hacer gestos v.

I 'dʒestʃər, 'dʒestʃə(r)
noun
a) (of body) gesto m, ademán m
b) (token, expression) gesto m

the card arrived late, but it was a nice gesture — la tarjeta llegó tarde, pero fue todo un detalle


II
intransitive verb hacer* gestos

I gestured to them to be quiet — les hice señas para que se callaran

['dʒestʃǝ(r)]
1. N
1) (lit) ademán m , gesto m
2) (fig) demostración f ; (=small token) muestra f , detalle m

what a nice gesture! — ¡qué gesto or detalle más agradable!

as a gesture of friendship — en señal de amistad

as a gesture of support — para demostrar nuestro apoyo

empty gesture — pura formalidad f

2.
VI hacer gestos

he gestured towards the door — señaló or apuntó hacia la puerta

to gesture to sb to do sth — indicar a algn con la mano que haga algo

3.
VT expresar con un ademán
* * *

I ['dʒestʃər, 'dʒestʃə(r)]
noun
a) (of body) gesto m, ademán m
b) (token, expression) gesto m

the card arrived late, but it was a nice gesture — la tarjeta llegó tarde, pero fue todo un detalle


II
intransitive verb hacer* gestos

I gestured to them to be quiet — les hice señas para que se callaran


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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