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  1. gesture

    • IPA[ˈjesCHər]

    美式

    • n.
      a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning;an action performed to convey one's feelings or intentions
    • v.
      make a gesture;direct or invite (someone) to move somewhere specified
    • verb: gesture, 3rd person present: gestures, gerund or present participle: gesturing, past tense: gestured, past participle: gestured

    • noun: gesture, plural noun: gestures

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞

    名詞

    • 1. a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning Alex made a gesture of apology so much is conveyed by gesture 同義詞 signal, signaling, sign, signing, motion, ... 更多
    • an action performed to convey one's feelings or intentions Maggie was touched by the kind gesture 同義詞 action, deed, act, move
    • an action performed for show in the knowledge that it will have no effect I hope the amendment will not be just a gesture

    動詞

    • 1. make a gesture she gestured meaningfully with the pistol
    • direct or invite (someone) to move somewhere specified he gestured her to a chair
    • express (something) with a gesture or gestures he gestured his dissent at this
    • plural
      political actions or positions taken chiefly to gain publicity or influence public opinion, ... the bill was the worst kind of gesture politics

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • plural
      political actions or positions taken chiefly to gain publicity or influence public opinion, ... the bill was the worst kind of gesture politics

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈdʒɛstʃə]

    英式

    • n.
      a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning: Alex made a gesture of apology so much is conveyed by gesture
    • v.
      make a gesture: she gestured meaningfully with the pistol

    Oxford Dictionary