Mime Signs Video Dictionary – W

Wacky! (crazy, crazy about, Nuts! (slang)
Handshape: Index Finger Hand
Memory Aide: the mind is going in circles
Example of sentence usage: The kids were driving him wacky!
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: insane, kooky, nutty, screwy
Idiomatic expressions: Out to lunch

Wash One’s Hair (shampoo)
Handshape: Curved 5 Hands
Memory Aide: hands moving to wash one’s hair
Example of sentence usage: She washed her hair before her date.
Wave
Handshape: 5 Hand
Memory Aide: Just wave your hand!
Example of sentence usage: She waved goodbye from the window of the train.
What (huh)
Handshape: 5 Hands
Memory Aide: a natural gesture of questioning “huh/what?”.
Example of sentence usage: What in the world are you talking about?
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: Eh?
Whistle (referee)
Handshape: Bent V Hand
Memory Aide: blowing a whistle
Example of sentence usage: The carpenter whistles while he works.
Winter (cold, chilly, frigid, shiver)
Handshape: S Hands
Memory Aide: shaking from winter weather
Example of sentence usage: Wear a hat in the winter!
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: wintry
Withdraw (back out, recoil)
Handshape: 5 Hands
Memory Aide: backing away from someone or something
Example of sentence usage: She has the tendency to withdraw from disturbing discussions.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: back away, pull back, retreat,
Workout (exercise)
Handshape: S Hands
Memory Aide: exercising with dumbbells
Example of sentence usage: She loves to sweat during her workout.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: conditioning, exercise training
Worship (bow, hail)
Handshape: Open Hands
Memory Aide: your arms moving to hail/bow down to someone
Example of sentence usage: Why do they worship the ground he walks on?
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: reverence
Wring (twist)
Handshape: C Hands
Memory Aide: wringing a wet towel
Example of sentence usage: Wring out the towel and wash it with fresh water.
Write (edit, scribble)
Handshape: Modified X Hand
Memory Aide: holding a pen and writing
Example of sentence usage: She needs to write her essay.
Synonyms to start matching your sign to English now: author, compose, draw up, drop a line, note, pen/ to pen