wave down (a vehicle)

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

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

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome

vehicle play
  1. : a means of carrying or transporting something : such as

  2. : motor vehicle

  3. : a piece of mechanized equipment


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