wave (someone or something) through

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

wave play
  1. : to motion with the hands or with something held in them in signal or salute

  2. : to float, play, or shake in an air current : move loosely to and fro : flutter

  3. : to move in waves : heave

  1. : a moving ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid (as of the sea)

  2. : open water

  3. : a shape or outline having successive curves

  1. : a member of the women's component of the U.S. Navy formed during World War II and discontinued in the 1970s

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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