Mime Signs Video Dictionary – D

Darn! (Alas! Drat! Shoot!)
Handshape: 3 Hand
Memory Aide: snap your fingers!
Example of sentence usage: Darn! I forgot to get milk.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: Dang! Doggone! Gees!
Gosh-darn! Rats! Shucks!

Deal (distribute, pass out)
Handshape: Modified X Hands
Memory Aide: dealing in a card game
Example of sentence usage: It’s your turn to deal.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: dish out, dole out, give out,
handout
Decline (reject, turn down, veto)
Handshape: 10 Hand
Memory Aide: thumbs down!
Example of sentence usage: He had to decline the offer.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: shoot down, vote down
Defensive (anti-, immune, resist)
Handshape: S Hand
Memory Aide: blocking what you resist with your forearm and fist
Example of sentence usage: The group has a defensive attitude.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: combative, fight against,
oppositional
Dentures (false teeth)
Handshape: Flattened O Hand
Memory Aide: putting dentures in your mouth
Example of sentence usage: My father lost his teeth and now has false teeth.
Consider using this sign for: retainer, splint
Deodorant (roll on deodorant)
Handshape: S Hand
Memory Aide: rolling on deodorant
Example of sentence usage: She put the deodorant on her underarms.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: antiperspirant
Deodorant (aerosol deodorant)
Handshape: Index Finger Hand
Memory Aide: spraying on deodorant
Example of sentence usage: She uses deodorant every day.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: antiperspirant
Dice (gamble)
Handshape: A Hand becomes the 5 Hand
Memory Aide: shaking and throwing dice
Example of sentence usage: He rolled the dice.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: craps, shoot dice
Dig (shovel)
Handshape: Modified X Hands
Memory Aide: digging with a shovel
Example of sentence usage: He dug a hole for the pole.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: break up ground, spade
Disorder (blend, complex, complicate, confuse, mix, scramble, stir)
Handshape: Curved 5 Hands
Memory Aide: things getting mixed up, therefore in disorder
Example of sentence usage: With so many houseguests, there was bound to be
some disorder.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: confound, disarrangement,
garble, intermix, intermingle, muddle
Distribute (deal, pass out)
Handshape: Modified X Hands
Memory Aide: distributing cards in a card game
Example of sentence usage: He distributed the cards to each player.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: dish out, dole out, give out
Dog
Handshape: Open Hand
Memory Aide: encouraging a dog to come nearer by patting your side and snapping
your fingers
Example of sentence usage: There are many breeds of dogs.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: canine, doggy, mutt, pooch
Drat! (Alas! Darn! Shoot!)
Handshape: 3 Hand
Memory Aide: snap your fingers!
Example of sentence usage: Drat! I forgot to get milk.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: Dang! Doggone! Gees!
Gosh-darn! Rats! Shucks!
Drink (Cocktail)
Handshape: Modified C Hand
Memory Aide: drinking from a shot glass
Example of sentence usage: What would you like to drink, beer or wine?
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: booze, libation, nightcap, shot
Drink
Handshape: C Hand
Memory Aide: holding a glass and taking a sip
Drive (automobile, car)
Handshape: S Hands
Memory Aide: steering a car
Example of sentence usage: She drove down the road.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: steer
Drum
Handshape: Modified X Hands
Memory Aide: holding drum sticks and beating a drum
Example of sentence usage: She played the drums in a rock band.
Dumb (stupid)
Handshape: A Hand
Memory Aide: the sentiment of hitting your forehead after saying something foolish
Example of sentence usage: I felt so dumb when I failed the test!
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: brainless, dopey (slang), moronic, nonsensical, simpleminded, witless
Dump (cast, pitch, toss, throw away, throw)
Handshape: S Hand changes to the 5 Hand
Memory Aide: dumping, by tossing away an object
Example of sentence usage: Dump all that trash in the garbage.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: discard, fling, hurl, launch