wave aside

phrasal verb

waved aside; waving aside; waves aside
: to refuse to consider or respond to (something)
The officer waved aside my questions.

Examples of wave aside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So perhaps there was at least one other wave aside from H. erectus, the expansion of Neanderthals, and the spread of modern humans. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 24 Mar. 2010 Moll’s movie doesn’t leave behind the same deep, implacable chill of those earlier works, but its lingering rage and sorrow are no less easy to wave aside. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2023 For years in Texas, Republicans have waved aside efforts to tighten gun laws after mass shootings, and even expanded gun rights after the 2019 attack on a Walmart in El Paso. Acacia Coronado, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Apr. 2023

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“Wave aside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wave%20aside. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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