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beckon

verb
 
 
/ˈbekən/
WAVE [I, T] to move your hand, head, etc to show someone that you would like them to come nearer: She beckoned to the waiter.Signs, signals and symbolsSpecific signs and symbols
BE LIKELY [I] to seem very likely to happen: A career as a lead guitarist beckoned.Possible and probable
BE ATTRACTIVE [I] If a place beckons, it is very attractive to you, and you want to go there: The bright lights of London beckoned.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction
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