wave down

To cause (a moving vehicle) to stop by using an arm gesture.

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  • wave down — To signal to stop by waving • • • Main Entry: ↑wave * * * ˌwave ˈdown [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they wave down he/she/it waves down …   Useful english dictionary

  • wave down — PHRASAL VERB If someone waves down a vehicle, they wave their hand as a signal to the driver to stop the vehicle. [V P n (not pron)] He was frustrated by his inability to wave down a taxi... [V n P] He turned the corner a little too fast,… …   English dictionary

  • wave down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms wave down : present tense I/you/we/they wave down he/she/it waves down present participle waving down past tense waved down past participle waved down to make a vehicle stop by waving your arm or hand at the… …   English dictionary

  • wave down — she had no luck waving down a cab Syn: flag down, hail, stop, summon, call, accost …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • wave — wave1 W2S3 [weıv] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(sea)¦ 2¦(increase)¦ 3¦(people and things)¦ 4¦(light and sound)¦ 5¦(signal)¦ 6 7¦(hair)¦ 8 make waves 9 new wave 10 11 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wave — /weɪv / (say wayv) noun 1. a disturbance of the surface of a liquid body, as the sea or a lake, in the form of a ridge or swell. 2. any surging or progressing movement or part resembling a wave of the sea: a wave of the pulse. 3. a swell, surge,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wave — [[t]we͟ɪv[/t]] ♦♦ waves, waving, waved 1) VERB If you wave or wave your hand, you move your hand from side to side in the air, usually in order to say hello or goodbye to someone. [V to/at n] Jessica caught sight of Lois and waved to her... [V… …   English dictionary

  • wave — wave1 [ weıv ] noun count *** ▸ 1 raised water ▸ 2 appearance/increase ▸ 3 sudden strong emotion ▸ 4 movement of hand, etc. ▸ 5 of sound/radio etc. ▸ 6 slight curl in hair ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a line of water that rises up on the surface of an ocean …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wave — 1. verb 1) he waved his flag in triumph Syn: brandish, shake, swish, move to and fro, move up and down, wag, sweep, swing, flourish, wield; flick, flutter 2) the grass waved in the breeze Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • wave — I UK [weɪv] / US noun [countable] Word forms wave : singular wave plural waves *** 1) a) a line of water that rises up on the surface of a sea, lake, or river The boat was smashed by a huge wave. Children swam and played in the waves. b) the… …   English dictionary


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