wave down

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wave down

To signal with one's hand for someone or something to stop or come over to one's location. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wave" and "down." I managed to wave a car down to help me fix my tire on the side of the road. We're already running late, so let's just wave down a cab.
See also: down, wave

wave down

v.
To signal and cause someone or something to stop by waving the hand or arm: I waved down a cab. The stranded motorist waved a police car down.
See also: down, wave
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Officers followed the man to see if he was going to the next exit for Old Colwyn but amazingly he carried on so the patrol pulled in ahead of him and waved him down.
He was driving along the AP-7 north of the Catalan capital at 80mph when another vehicle waved him down after creating a loud noise.
She said local farmer Eamon Saunders told her at the scene that he had "waved him down but he drove through it".
Witnesses said the truck driver only realised he had hit David when a bystander frantically waved him down on McLeod Street.
As he passed the entrance to the Big Branch Refuse Impoundment, a security guard waved him down. When he stopped, the guard informed him that he couldn't go any further up the road.
Wayne Sadiq, 29, stopped his car on the A500 Newcastle Road in Willaston, near Crewe, after a woman waved him down at the side of the road at 6.50am on Wednesday.
Mr Hibbs, who stood in the 2012 PCC poll won by Winston Roddick QC, was driving along the AP-7 north of the Catalan capital at 80mph when another vehicle waved him down after creating a loud noise.