hail a taxi

idiom

: to wave or call for a taxi to pull over and stop

Examples of hail a taxi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From the international airport, visitors can hail a taxi into the city, head to the ferry, or hop on a connecting, local flight to their final destination. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 25 Sep. 2023 The principal reason that ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft took off in the first place is well-known to anyone who has tried to hail a taxi in the rain, in a difficult neighborhood, and with an expectation of respect and cleanliness. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 21 Aug. 2020 But on the Strip, being able to hail a taxi at many hotels was a handy alternative to dependence on a smartphone and its ever-dying battery. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 7 May 2022 The woman was trying to hail a taxi when she was approached by Avila Hernandez, who was soliciting passengers as a ride-share driver, according to an affidavit. NBC News, 7 Apr. 2022 At opposite ends of a block on Flatbush Avenue, a sea turtle and an alewife herring are trying to hail a taxi. Henry Alford, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2021 Head to InterLink, the transportation hub connected to the airport, to hail a taxi or ride share, or travel into Providence by commuter train or bus. Robin Catalano, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 July 2021 With Tencent’s WeChat and other apps developed by these firms, millions of Chinese consumers and small-business owners can make a purchase, hail a taxi, execute an investment or even take out a loan with a swipe on their smartphones. Lingling Wei, WSJ, 20 Dec. 2020 The principal reason that ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft took off in the first place is well known to anyone who has tried to hail a taxi in the rain, in a difficult neighborhood, and with an expectation of respect and cleanliness. Sean Higgins, National Review, 19 Aug. 2020

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“Hail a taxi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hail%20a%20taxi. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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