wave (someone or something) through

phrasal verb

waved (someone or something) through; waving (someone or something) through; waves (someone or something) through
: to move one's hand in a way that tells someone to continue moving through a particular area
The traffic cop waved cars through.

Examples of wave (someone or something) through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What happens if the Beach (21-14) continues to roll like a tidal wave through another week or so? Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2024 His attack sent a shock wave through the sleepy suburbs of the southeast Valley. Robert Anglen, The Arizona Republic, 6 Mar. 2024 The royals were photographed driving from Clarence House, their home in London, and gave a wave through the window. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 7 Feb. 2024 The Linda Lindas are a quartet made up of Mila, 10, Eloise, 13, Lucia, 14, and Bela, 16, who describe themselves as embodying the spirit of original punk, power pop and new wave through today’s ears, eyes and minds. NBC News, 21 May 2021 Democratic and Republican lawmakers voted in support of the bill hours after Newsom and state officials warned about an impending heat wave through Labor Day that threatens to challenge the reliability of the state’s electrical grid once again. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2022 Denver Congrats to the champs, who moved up the list by sweeping the Lakers, with their fans riding a wave through the offseason fueled by euphoria from winning and venom from all the TV time spent on the Lakers. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2023 Another company that bobbed atop the inflation wave through higher prices was Procter & Gamble, which markets such familiar products as Pampers diapers, Bounty paper towels, Gillette razors, Head & Shoulders shampoo and Crest toothpaste. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2023 Move fast and break things In mid-February, a month before Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse, the powerful New York Department of Financial Services sent a shock wave through the crypto industry. Leo Schwartz, Fortune Crypto, 6 Sep. 2023

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“Wave (someone or something) through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wave%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20through. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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