Verb video brainstorm

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It might help to have definitions here to clarify which meaning is desired ...

Also, for many of these, there is a context and a critical moment. Perhaps we should consider using an arrow or something to denote the desire concept? I.e. for "keep," there is an offerered gift and a continued posession; we want to emphasize the latter over the first.

The table's caption
Verb Jordan's Great Idea Xiaojuan's Brilliant Idea Everybody Else's Mediocre Ideas
Know Someone asked a question, then pointing to head A student knowing the answer raising his hand For all verbs: Do we know anyone that does pantomime? Mimes are supposed to be perfect at acting out the meaning of a word succinctly.
Get (which get is this?) Taking apple from basket Cell 3 Bad guy's order to deputies when hero breaks free and runs for life
Think Someone touching his chin/crouched against a wall/biting a pen/with fingers on his forehead Cell 4
Go walking away from camera Going out of a room Cell 4
See covering eyes with hand, then showing recognition Pointing to something with eyes wide opened Pointing to eyes and then to an object
Come person responding to beckoning hand gesture Coming into a room; coming up to a friend waving his hands approaching the camera from far away and then stopping in fron of it
Want person A begging person B for some object Trying to reach something across the table; pointing at a gift behind the shopping window; Cell 4
Say Introducing something; talking Cell 4
Put Putting something on the table; putting on a coat Cell 4
Look Same as "see" without recognition Looking out of the window; looking throught microscope/magnifying glasses/binoculars Cell 4
Like Pointing to two similar thinks; someone showing he is fond of something Looking at a piece of cake and rubbing your stomach (that could be want too)
Take a and b are sitting together. Three boxes in front of a, b takes one box Taking pictures; taking off clothes; taking something out of a bag Take an apple from a fruit basket
Make b makes orange guice Making faces; making a snowman/sand castle; making a cake/dish; doing make-up Cell 4
Give b hands a wrapped gift Handing someone something; giving a present Cell 4
Thank a helps b up, b hugs a Hugging someone/grasping someone's hands for a gift; making a bow to the audience after the show Cell 4
Need a tries to open door, goes for key, but it's being held by b Reaching out hands Cell 4
Remember 3-card monty game: a shows queen, flips card face down, waves another queen, b points to correct card Cell 3 Blank stare in exam hall loses some of its blankness
Find 3-card monty pays off Bending down and picking up a pen under the chair; searching the draw; getting under the table and coming out with something in hand rummaging through a purse or a bag and then finding keys
Buy a gives b money for item, b gives item Buy some product from a snack vendor Cell 4
Mind Cell 2 Cell 3 Lucy telling Linus it is bedtime
Pay a gives b money Paying a meal/coffee with cash/by credit card Cell 4
Work clocking in and then starting menial activity Someone busy reading and writing with tons of papers piled up on his desk Cell 4
Let Cell 2 Someone stopped and let another person go first Cell 4
Keep a gives something to b, b offers it to a, a refuses Cell 3 Waving the cab-driver's Washingtons away
Hear a speaks, b has hand cupped to ear, nods Someone with headphones listening to music; whispering in the ear; Someone with his ear against the door/wall Cell 4
Eat Putting a hotdog into the mouth; sitting at the table with knife and fork in hands; holding a salad plate Cell 4
Use a tries to open jar, can't, picks up towel, opens jar Cell 3 Absent-minded dining philosopher admonished with chopsticks
Try Jumping over and over again to reach something high; trying to lift a heavy box; trying on some shoes; have a taste of some food trying to open a jar (from Jordan's idea)
Ask a asks b for directions, b points way Student raising his hand and asks a question; asking about a product in a store/the menu in a restaurant Cell 4
Leave Cell 2 Waving goodbye and leaving the room; watching a car driving away Cell 4
Play Cell 2 Playing chess/swingset/piano/baseball Cell 4
Bet a and b in front of trash can. b gives a money, b throws paper in, a gives double money back Playing poker Roulette wheel
Start Cell 2 Runners in the starting blocks; starting a timer Cell 4
Sit Cell 2 Sitting in a chair/on the ground Cell 4
Feel one hand running over sandpaper, the other over felt Touching the surface of something; quickly dipping a finger into hot water; feeling cold and then holding arms trembling; putting hands on the chest, feeling moved Cell 4
Shut Cell 2 Closing the door/window; shut the mouth/eyes Cell 4
Stop b walks from stage left, halts mid stage Making a stop gesture; stop the traffic; showing a stop sign; stop a rolling ball pressing the stop button on a tape recorder/video recorder, etc.
Hope Cell 2 Someone praying/making a wish with eyes closed; keeping finger crossed; with arms outstretched Cell 4
Love Cell 2 A heart-shaped box of candy; man giving woman a flower; couple holding hands/hugging hugging a teddy-bear or some other cute toy; hand(s) on your heart and in-love type of look on your face
Wait (which meaning is desired?) looking at watch twiddling thumbs, or walking, halting, looking at watch, and then continuing walking People waiting in a line; someone walking back and forth waiting for elevator/redlight/bus; looking at watch/playing with fingers from time to time Cell 4
Help a walks b by supporting elbow Giving a hand to pull someone up from the ground; Reaching something on top of a shelf for a short person; Helping to unfasten a knot on the back; Helping to lift a heavy box Cell 4
Bring a points to object, a takes it over Bring some dishes onto the table Cell 4
Stay person b sitting, person A gesturing to move, person B points to present location Holding a leaving man's arm to make him stay Cell 4
Pick picking a flower Someone bending down and picking something up; picking a pen/an apple out of several looking at different colour card and picking one (this could be choose too)
Worry pacing, wringing hands Someone with hands on face/head in hands; standing up and sitting down from time to time; pulling hair Cell 4
Wonder Cell 2 Someone standing and thinking; holding his glasses and touching his chin looking at an odd object and shrugging
Call Cell 2 Making a phone call; yelling Cell 4
Write Cell 2 Writing with a pen Cell 4
Turn walking away from camera, turning right A hand turning dial; Someone turning around/turning his head; spinning something Cell 4
Read Cell 2 Someone reading a book/newspaper Cell 4