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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.
See also: beckon, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Technological dreams of a cheap plastic material that can store an optical pattern yet allow rerecording with another image have for years beckoned like a siren.
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But David Crigman QC, defending, said the woman "beckoned" Mr Soar into the bedroom.
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This reverse phalanx formation was itself interesting, for the rather intimidating images both confronted the viewer and beckoned her deeper into their company.
And when beckoned by the recording of a colony taped over itself to double its intensity, petrels hit the nets three to four times more often than during silent periods.
He told the court: "The van stopped at a junction, and as she walked by he beckoned to her to come over.
Mr Brown added that Sohal then pulled alongside the girl, wound down his window, beckoned to her again and told her: "Get in the van."
But before Hollywood beckoned he had a variety of jobs, the most impressive being a member of the English diving squad.
Tomaselli's exhibition, "New Paintings," presented a pictorially and chemically diverse blend of prescriptive and recreational drugs that beckoned the viewer to travel along the psychoactive border between independence and dependence.
When Craig Fairbrass quit EastEnders he said that Hollywood beckoned again - he'd already had a role in Sly Stallone's Cliffhanger.
A VISIT to parliament and to Buckingham Palace beckoned today for Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth Cllr Mary Beaumont.
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This time she beckoned him over after blowing him a kiss and singing Happy Birthday at a star-studded party in London for his 50th.