gesture *** ges·ture

gesture *** ges·ture
['dʒɛstʃə(r)]
1. n
gesto

as a gesture of friendship — in segno d'amicizia

she made a threatening gesture — ha fatto un gesto minaccioso

a mere gesture — un gesto simbolico

2. vi

he gestured towards the door — fece un gesto verso la porta

to gesture to sb to do sth — far segno a qn di fare qc


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