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beckon

verb     /ˈbek.ən/
[I or T] to move your hand or head in a way that tells someone to come nearer (向…)點頭或招手,(向…)打手勢 The customs official beckoned the woman to his counter. 海關官員示意那婦人到他桌前來。 "Hey you!", she called, beckoning me over with her finger. 「嘿,我在叫你呢!」她喊道,並用手指示意我過去。 He beckoned to me, as if he wanted to speak to me. 他給我打手勢,好像是要跟我說甚麼。 Gestures and gesturing in general
[I] If something beckons, it attracts people 吸引;引誘 For many young people, the bright lights of London beckon, though a lot of them end up sleeping on the streets. 儘管其中許多人最終落得要露宿街頭,但倫敦璀璨的燈火仍舊吸引許多年輕人。 Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction
[I] If an event or achievement beckons, it is likely to happen 有可能發生;召喚 She's an excellent student, for whom a wonderful future beckons. 她是個優秀的學生,美妙的前程在召喚她。 About to happenCloseness in distance and time
(Definition of beckon from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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