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motion (for) (one) to (do something)

To use body language to instruct or direct one to do something. She motioned to me to be quiet as I came into the room. I motioned for the stage assistant to lower the curtains.
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motion to (one)

To use gestures to communicate something to one or to get one's attention. She motioned to me to be quiet as I came into the room. I tried to motion to the teacher through the window, but she didn't notice me.
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motion to someone

to make some sort of hand signal to a person. Did you motion to me? What do you want? I did not motion to you.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Scroll-wise coiled forwards beneath the body, and then rapidly sprung backwards, it is this which gives that singular darting, leaping motion to the monster when furiously swimming.
Where (1) a plaintiff brought suit seeking damages for a serious infection and related complications after a surgical procedure on July 31, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital and (2) a medical malpractice tribunal found that there was insufficient evidence to raise a legitimate question as to liability with respect to any of the defendants, the complaint must be dismissed because neither a bond nor a timely motion to reduce the bond was properly filed within the 30-day period as required by G.L.c.
In a 12-page decision, the anti-graft court said Garcia's argument in her motion to dismiss 'lacks merit.'
Circuit Court of Appeals of the denial of their motion to compel arbitration stripped jurisdiction from the U.S.
Motion to approve the minutes as read was made by Don Jarrett, seconded by Terry Smith, motion carried.
Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos had in fact not filed a motion to withdraw all his pending pleadings before the tribunal.
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The Machakos County Assembly on Wednesday passed a motion to establish the People's Assembly.
Majority leader Abdi Guyo said: "We cannot allow the motion to be debated in our Assembly because it is illegal."
But just like a poorly calculated pitch invites a homerun, a poorly delivered or premature motion to strike can stunt a party's chances for victory.
A court may at any time correct an illegal sentence imposed by it, or an incorrect calculation made by it in a sentencing scoresheet, when it is affirmatively alleged that the court records demonstrate on their face an entitlement to that relief, provided that a party may not file a motion to correct an illegal sentence under this subdivision during the time allowed for the filing of amotion under subdivision (b)(1) or during the pendency of a direct appeal.
The Motion for Reconsideration to the December 23, 2014 order was filed by the complainant after their first motion "to Allow Media Coverage and the Urgent Motion to Compel the Armed Forces of the Philippines to Surrender Custody of Accused to the Olongapo City Jail" were denied due to lack of merit.
They created a transition from the ith frame of the first motion to the jth frame of the second motion by linearly interpolating the root positions, performing spherical linear interpolation on joint rotations, and placing additional constraints on the desired motion [15].
The volume includes citations for supporting and opposing motions, summary judgment or partial summary judgment, dismissal based on deficiency in pleading, motion to strike, motion for judgment on the pleadings, motions to quash and dismiss, and related dismissal motions.
ISLAMABAD, April 17, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Acting Chairman Senate Jan Muhammad Jamali on Friday sent the privilege motion to the Senates Privilege Committee against institutions, not reinstating the employees despite cabinets decision and Presidents Ordinance in this regard.