C1 a movement of the hands, arms, or head, etc. to express an idea or feeling手势；姿势；示意动作
"All this is mine, " she said with a sweeping arm gesture.
Since they spoke only Swahili, we used signs and gestures to make ourselves understood.
The taxi driver made a rude gesture as he overtook us.
He threw his hands up in a gesture of despair.
When she ruffled the boy's hair, it was meant as a playful gesture - but he was furious.
C1 an action that expresses your feelings or intentions, although it might have little practical effect姿态；表示
Releasing the hostages has been seen as a goodwill gesture.
Five hundred troops were sent in, more as a gesture of strength than as a real threat.
The demonstration is a pointless gesture of defiance against the government.
What better finale to her career than this extravagant gesture?
The press release is a face-saving gesture.
C2 to use a gesture to express or emphasize something做手势；用手势表示；用动作示意