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English definition of “wave”

wave

verb [I or T] (MOVE HAND)    /weɪv/
B1 to raise your hand and move it from side to side as a way of greeting someone, telling them to do something or adding emphasis to an expression: I waved to/at him from the window but he didn't see me. I was waving my hand madly but he never once looked in my direction. She was so annoyed she wouldn't even wave us goodbye/wave goodbye to us. She waves her hands about/around a lot when she's talking.Welcoming, greeting and greetingsGestures with the hands or arms wave sb away, on, etc. to make a movement with your hand that tells someone to move in a particular direction: You'll have to wait till the policeman waves this line of traffic on. You can't just wave me away as if I were a child!Gestures with the hands or arms
(Definition of wave verb (MOVE HAND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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