beckon to (one)

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beckon to (one)

To wave or signal to one with a gesture that indicates they should come closer. I think it's safe to go over there now—the guard just beckoned to us.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

beckon to someone

to signal someone to come. Wally beckoned to Sally, and she came over to him. Lily beckoned to Max and he turned his back on her.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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With dew on their cheeks, With blackberry stains on their teeth, With thorns and leaves all tangled in their feathers They beckon to us Without any fear or shame, Not knowing who we are.
On the other side of the street, the brightly lighted shops beckon to us with bargains and sales.
Two possible roads beckon to us. The first is outlined by Peter Drucker, who in 1993 postulated that the most exciting future profession would be that of knowledge workers.