wave back

wave someone back (from something)

to motion someone to move back from something. The police officer waved the curious onlookers back from the scene of the crime. The students started to go onstage, but the teacher waved them back.
See also: back, wave

wave back (at someone)

to return someone's hand signal of greeting. I waved back at her, but she didn't see me. She didn't wave back.
See also: back, wave
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When Kaiser Franz Joseph drove through the streets of his town in a car, throwing sweets and waving at the children, Kristal was there to wave back.
To acquire new innovative geomatics data the OSUNA has a Lidar topobathymtrique TITAN full wave back recording pooled with OSU Rennes through a platform Nantes Lidar and hyperspectral cameras Hyspex that must be jointly implemented to access the physical and chemical information surfaces.
Well you can still wave out the back of a car, just don't expect anyone to wave back," retorts Wills.
If you don't wave back you're a miserable bugger, if you do wave back you're a big-headed bugger.
I wave at countless cars, around 30 per cent wave back at me, no matter who they are.
The captain was on the tannoy shouting loudly: "There is Bob Monkhouse - wave back.
Her famous blond hair, always swept tightly to her head, was an iconic image of the 1980s but no matter how many times the stylists waved her hair, the public were never going to wave back.
Mary's Hospital in London with the newborn royal baby, the child is seen giving what looks like a brief wave back to the huge crowd waiting outside.
Everything you need to ride the wave back to the top.
If those people dont wave back, the man may think they didnt remember him - or alternatively, he may think theyre snubbing him.
I waved but when he didn't wave back, it aroused my suspicions straight away because obviously this guy didn't want me to see him.
I went to wave back but my hand flopped out the window.
If I forget to wave back (in an effort not to back into the wall), there are tears and sometimes I remember half way out and have to pull back in and repeat the farewell ritual all over again, to satisfy small hearts.
At other circuits you wave to the crowd and only two wave back - the others are wearing Ferrari gear.
Quite a few respond with a big grin and a hearty wave back.