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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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Carrie Mac's award-winning young adult novel The Beckoners has been published in France and was optioned for film by Slanted Wheel Entertainment (Toronto).
11) The Beckoners are fairly diverse, but Zoe's description of each character is stock: Beck--"stocky, about Zoe's age, short auburn hair stuck up all over the place on purpose, olive green cargo pants, black tank top, a cigarette pinched between her first and second fingers like a joint" (Mac 14); Jazz (Jasvinder) "a tiny South Asian Girl with hair down to her bum" (ibid.
In her review of The Beckoners, Joan Marshall (2004) observes that "there are Zoes in every high school in Canada.