wave (someone or something) through

phrasal verb
waved (someone or something) through; waving (someone or something) through; waves (someone or something) through

Definition of wave (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.

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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 26 Sep. 2020.

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