BSL Sign Language Dictionary

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How to sign: hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency
"they held back their applause in anticipation";

reserve in BSL Watch how to sign reserve in British Sign Language
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Categories: keep back, withhold

Within this category: devote


How to sign: give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause
"I will earmark this money for your research";

appropriate in BSL Watch how to sign appropriate in British Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: appropriate, earmark, set aside, allow

Categories: allot, assign, portion


How to sign: an athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out

substitute in BSL Watch how to sign substitute in British Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: substitute

Categories: athlete, jock

Within this category: bench warmer, pinch hitter

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