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gesture

  
  ( gestures    plural & 3rd person present)   ( gesturing    present participle)   ( gestured    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A gesture is a movement that you make with a part of your body, especially your hands, to express emotion or information.  
Sarah made a menacing gesture with her fist..., He throws his hands open in a gesture which clearly indicates his relief.     
2       n-count   A gesture is something that you say or do in order to express your attitude or intentions, often something that you know will not have much effect.  
oft N of n  
He questioned the government's commitment to peace and called on it to make a gesture of good will...     
3       verb   If you gesture, you use movements of your hands or head in order to tell someone something or draw their attention to something.  
I gestured towards the boathouse, and he looked inside...      V prep  
He gestures, gesticulates, and moves with the grace of a dancer.      V  
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get, geese, genre, gestalt

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
hand gesture of approval
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
n.
abondance de biens ne nuit pas
adj.
having good taste
n.
de mauvais grain jamais de bons pains
exp.
be in a good shape
exp.
he is a very good seller
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
n.
fait le bien et jette le dans le tigre: dieu te le rendra dans le désert
adj.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
informal
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
n.
1. the art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized 2.the study of formal speaking in pronunciation, grammar, style, and tone.
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
n.
buying or selling of goods tangible or intangible and services commonly on internet actually happen in cyberspace is called ecommerce or cyber commerce
[Tech.]
id.
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
n.
en faisant le bien, vous trouverez le mal
n.
term coined by the James Bond movie, meaning that a great danger will come for Bond to overcome
anyone with a good definition ?
v.
to localize a website is to translate it in the local language of the ones who will read it.
v.
make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want
exp.
A set of online digital assets or virtual value that may be left to another person in a will.
[Tech.]
n.
legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
[Tech.];[Leg.]
exp.
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
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