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.
See also: beckon
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Van Helsing beckoned to us and we stole out of the room, leaving the two loving hearts alone with their God.
But the market beckoned to us. We are buyers in this grand exchange, and I'm glad we're now able to buy in.
Wanting to capture another breathtaking view of the bay, Traveler's Cove at 1362 Bay St., beckoned to us. No flavor surprises here, but that was the problem.