Definition of gesture verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

gesture

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈdʒɛstʃər//
 
, NAmE//ˈdʒɛʃtʃər//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gesture
 
he / she / it gestures
 
past simple gestured
 
-ing form gesturing
 
 
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to move your hands, head, face, etc. as a way of expressing what you mean or want (+ adv./prep.) “I see you read a lot,” he said, gesturing at the wall of books. gesture to somebody (to do something) He gestured to the guards and they withdrew. gesture for somebody to do something She gestured for them to come in. gesture (to somebody) (that)… He gestured (to me) that it was time to go. They gestured that I should follow.
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