Actions with hands, mouth, nose, arms, feet, legpats and eyes

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pat

to touch someone or something gently and usually repeatedly with the hand flat

grab

to take hold of something or someone suddenly and roughly

wipe

to slide something, especially a piece of cloth, over the surface of something else, in order to remove dirt, food or liquid

wave

to raise your hand and move it from side to side as a way of greeting someone, telling them to do something or adding emphasis to an expression

throw

to send something through the air with force, especially by a sudden movement of the arm

tap

to hit something gently, and often repeatedly, especially making short sharp noises

stroke

to move a hand, another part of the body or an object gently over something or someone, usually repeatedly and for pleasure

stretch

to straighten your body or your arms or legs so that they are as long as possible, in order to exercise the joints (= place where two bones are connected) after you have been in the same place or position for a long time

squeeze

to press something firmly, especially from all sides in order to change its shape, reduce its size or remove liquid from it

slap

to hit someone with the flat part of the hand or other flat object

rub

to press or be pressed against something with a circular or up and down repeated movement

punch

to hit someone or something with your fist (= closed hand)

point

to direct other people's attention to something by holding out your finger towards it

nudge

to push something or someone gently, especially to push someone with your elbow (= the middle part of your arm where it bends) to attract their attention

grope

to feel with your hands, especially in order to find or move towards something when you cannot see easily

beckon

to move your hand or head in a way that tells someone to come nearer

snap

to move into a position quickly, producing a short noise as if breaking

crawl

a slow creeping mode of locomotion (on hands and knees or dragging the body)

cross

trace a line through or across

flex

the act of flexing

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