wave down (a vehicle)

phrasal verb
waved down (a vehicle); waving down (a vehicle); waves down (a vehicle)

Definition of wave down (a vehicle)

: to move one's hand usually in a repeated motion to get a driver to stop We tried to wave down a taxi.

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