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English definition of “motion”

motion

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep]     /ˈməʊ.ʃən/ US  /ˈmoʊ-/
to make a signal to someone, usually with your hand or head: I saw him motion to the man at the door, who quietly left. Her attendants all gathered round her, but she motioned them away. [+ obj + to infinitive ] He motioned me to sit down.Gestures and gesturing in general
(Definition of motion verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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