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wave somebody/something ↔ down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwave somebody/something ↔ down phrasal verbTTCSIGN/GESTUREto signal to the driver of a car to stop by waving at them People in passing cars tried waving him down. wave→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
wave downDuring these two stages brain wave activity slows down.It came and went in swirling waves that rushed down from the ceiling and swallowed her up.The result is that this type of wave combs material down from the top of the beach giving a net erosive effect.Some one Glover knew waved him down in the road at the edge of town.At that moment, a 30-foot wave crashed down on her.A larger-than - normal wave was racing down on the raft.The vibration takes the form of an acoustic wave travelling down the rod.Kip waved his arm down, without looking back. - I want to know what your cause is, man.
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Verb table
wave
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywave
he, she, itwaves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywaved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave waved
he, she, ithas waved
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad waved
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wave
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have waved
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam waving
he, she, itis waving
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you, we, theyare waving
Past
I, he, she, itwas waving
you, we, theywere waving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been waving
he, she, ithas been waving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been waving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be waving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been waving
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