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wave aside

1. To signal for someone or something to move away or aside by waving at them. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wave" and "aside." The police officer stood at the entrance of the building, waving onlookers and reporters aside. I had to wave aside cars so that Tom had room to repair the flat tire.
2. To dismiss, ignore, or evade something, especially a question. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wave" and "aside." The president waved the question aside and moved on to the next one. Please don't just wave aside this issue during the meeting—people deserve an answer.
See also: aside, wave

wave someone or something aside

to make a signal with the hand for someone or something to move aside. The police officer waved us aside and would not let us turn into our street. The officer waved aside the spectators. She waved all the traffic aside.
See also: aside, wave

wave aside

v.
1. To direct someone or something to stand aside by or as if by waving the hand or arm: The police waved aside the crowd. I waved my friends aside.
2. To ignore or dismiss someone or something: This review waves aside the actors' performances. The supervisor waved the new assistant aside.
See also: aside, wave
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