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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
References in classic literature ?
They tried to lead the conversation away into easier channels; but Ernest opened his eyes, looked at me, and waved them aside. His mouth was stern, and his eyes too; and in the latter there was no glint of laughter.
When Kilic sought to tie conditions to Brunson's release, Bolton waved them aside and said there would be no negotiations.
Bale and Aaron Ramsey dived to try for penalties but the referee waved them aside. The same two players then had other efforts but Wales looked a dispirited lot.
There were strong appeals for a penalty when Parry crashed to the ground, but referee Mark Halsey waved them aside.
But Mexted waved them aside, rapping, 'No, that's rubbish.
As referee Mike Ritchie was leaving the field he was surrounded by aggrieved Jags players, and one or two of them appeared to jostle the official as he waved them aside. Gerry Britton said afterwards: "If the referee has made a mistake, you can't do anything about it after the game.
There were appeals for a penalty in the 65th minute when Preston's central defender Rob Edwards blatantly body-checked after Davenport had knocked the ball past him, but referee Scott Mathieson waved them aside. Montgomery was again in the action in the 71st minute with a terrific close-range stop from Skora and then when he pulled off a diving save to keep out a blaster from Preston sub David Healy.