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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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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I beckoned to him again to come to me, and gave him all the signs of encouragement that I could think of; and he came nearer and nearer, kneeling down every ten or twelve steps, in token of acknowledgment for saving his life.
I kept there with him all that night; but as soon as it was day I beckoned to him to come with me, and let him know I would give him some clothes; at which he seemed very glad, for he was stark naked.
In the morning of life they are rapt by intoxicating visions of some great haberdashery business, beckoned to by the voluptuous enticements of the legal profession, or maybe the Holy Grail they forswear all else to seek is a snug editorial chair.
Do you think I should have got up, when you beckoned to me," Emily rejoins, "if I had not wanted to get away from Mr.
She was very beautiful; a more clever, or a more lovely countenance he could not fancy to himself; and she no longer appeared of ice as before, when she sat outside the window, and beckoned to him; in his eyes she was perfect, he did not fear her at all, and told her that he could calculate in his head and with fractions, even; that he knew the number of square miles there were in the different countries, and how many inhabitants they contained; and she smiled while he spoke.
The gentleman then beckoned to the young lady, and they, too, went out.
In the middle of a figure he beckoned to Rostov who was passing:
1 : to call or signal by a motion (as a wave or nod) <They beckoned to us to come over.
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.
Some called the 22-foot-high statue a tacky remnant of a bygone era, when freeway art beckoned to families making long trips on ribbons of highways.
Then Formula One beckoned to the Canadian-born, European-raised youngster.