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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"When we got out I saw the bin lorry and waved them down and they agreed to deviate from their route to aid the patient.
The prosecution alleges Mr Falconio, from Huddersfield, was shot dead by a stranger who waved them down as they travelled along a remote road in the Northern Territory.
The prosecution alleges Mr Falconio was shot dead by a stranger who waved them down as they travelled along a remote part of the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory on July 14, 2001.
She told them a driver waved them down but gunned Peter down when he went to help then punched, bound and gagged her before throwing her in the back of his vehicle.