motion (one) away from (someone or something)

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motion (one) away from (someone or something)

To indicate by gesture for one to move away from someone or something. Realizing the danger they were in, Susan silently motioned the children away from the sleeping bear cubs. The bodyguard motioned the tourists away from the famous actor.
See also: away, motion
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

motion someone away from someone or something

to give a hand signal to someone to move away from someone or something. She motioned me away from Susan. The police officer motioned the boys away from the wrecked car.
See also: away, motion
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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