wave (someone) off

Definition of wave (someone) off

  1. :  to move one's hand as a way of telling someone that one does not want help We offered to help but he waved us off.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

    :  to move in waves :  heave

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

    :  open water

    :  a shape or outline having successive curves

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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