motion to (one)

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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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