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beckon

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeckonbeck‧on /ˈbekən/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 SIGN/GESTURE[intransitive, transitive] to make a signal to someone with your hand, to show that you want them to come towards you or to follow you 🔊 I could see my husband beckoning me.beckon (to) somebody to do something 🔊 She beckoned to the waitress to bring more wine.beckon somebody forward/over etc 🔊 He beckoned us over and introduced us to his wife.2 ATTRACT[intransitive, transitive] if something such as a place or opportunity beckons, it appears so attractive that you want to have it 🔊 A career in the film industry beckoned.3 [intransitive] if something beckons for someone, it will probably happen to thembeckon for 🔊 Early retirement beckoned for George.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
beckonStrett's conversion took Orrell to a 9-0 lead by half-time and the title was beckoning.A brilliant future beckons.She beckoned and he came running immediately.Lucie whistled sharply to catch her attention, then beckoned her over to stand beside him.Other jobs are rumored to be beckoning him, and he might not be back in Evanston next season."Come and look at this, " he said, beckoning me over to the window.He was leaning over the wall, beckoning me.I saw one arm raised, beckoning me.Nothing more would beckon, nothing would tantalize.But when the Cape route opened and the New World beckoned, the centrality of Prague diminished.Jan beckoned to me, but I knew better than to sit next to her.Your spirits can sore with the skyscrapers beckoning upward, upward.The Sandcastle amusement park beckons visitors with water slides.beckon (to) somebody to do somethingOn graduating, the world of Insurance beckoned.He beckoned to Corrigan to come forward.A small party of bird watchers rounded a bend in the path fifty yards away and I beckoned them to hurry.But fate was beckoning our family to move on.Daniel Boone heard it: the siren song of the open road, beckoning him to pack up and go.He beckoned the boy to sit with him.Lucie whistled sharply to catch her attention, then beckoned her over to stand beside him.
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Verb table
beckon
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybeckon
he, she, itbeckons
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybeckoned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave beckoned
he, she, ithas beckoned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad beckoned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill beckon
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have beckoned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam beckoning
he, she, itis beckoning
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you, we, theyare beckoning
Past
I, he, she, itwas beckoning
you, we, theywere beckoning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been beckoning
he, she, ithas been beckoning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been beckoning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be beckoning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been beckoning
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