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    Smile "Get your hands off me"

    Hi there,

    I'll create a scenario just for my question here. There are a man and a woman. The man wants to use his hand and pat the woman's shoulder. For some reason, the woman doesn't want that to happen and by making an action she stops and in turn makes the man's hand swing backward.
    What's the word/phrase that can be used to describe the action here?
    I don't know, I just can't come up with anything. Maybe tomorrow's morning it will come to mind. But I may as well put this silly question here, no harm done.

    P/S: Does "in turn" sound weird in the above passage?

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    Re: "Get your hands off me"

    Sorry - I can't picture this at all. And I don't see what it has to do with the subject.

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    Re: "Get your hands off me"

    I think she might deflect his touch. She certainly avoids his touch but that wouldn't make his hand do anything. I assume you used the title you did because the woman is moving her body in a way with which she wants to convey "Get your hands off me!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: "Get your hands off me"

    Pepperoni, is this what you mean?

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    #5

    Re: "Get your hands off me"

    That's a great example, BC.

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    #6

    Re: "Get your hands off me"

    I would describe what she does in the video as "shrugging him off" or "shrugging his hand off her shoulder".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: "Get your hands off me"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    That's a great example, BC.
    Of course -

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    #8

    Re: "Get your hands off me"

    Sorry for my vague question, guys. I mean the action in which she swings her hand and it hits the man's hand.
    I assume you used the title you did because the woman is moving her body in a way with which she wants to convey "Get your hands off me!"
    Your assumption is precise.

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    Re: "Get your hands off me"

    If she actually hit his hand and caused his hand to move backwards, then I would say "she slapped his hand away" or "she smacked his hand away".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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