Synonyms of 'wave'
He waved to us from across the street.
The policeman waved to us to go on.
The protesters were waving banners and shouting.
He appeared in the lounge brandishing a knife.
She was swinging a bottle of wine by its neck.
He flourished his glass to make the point.
He was attacked by an assailant wielding a kitchen knife.
He wagged a disapproving finger at me.
move something to and fro
They shook clenched fists.
Flags were waving gently in the breeze.
a butterfly fluttering its wings
The bird flapped its wings furiously.
The long white curtains stirred in the breeze.
The shadows of the dancers wavered on the wall.
The plane shook frighteningly as it hit the high, drenching waves.
The sail of the little boat swung from one side to the other.
The people swayed back and forth with arms linked.
The dog was barking and wagging its tail wildly.
the waves undulating like oceanic dunes
The needle indicating volume was oscillating wildly.
move to and fro
Paddy spotted Mary Anne and gave her a cheery wave.
the sound of waves breaking on the shore
His fingers touched the thick waves of her hair.
The blast wave crushed his breath.
She felt a wave of grief flood over her.
the current wave of violence in schools
the wave of immigrants flooding into the country
a continuous stream of lava
The administration is trying to stem the flood of refugees.
The bridge was destroyed in a tidal surge during a storm.
an incomprehensible spate of words
The swimmers were swept away by the strong current.
the movement towards democracy
watching the quiet flow of the olive-green water
They used to sail with the tide.
A torrent of water rushed into the reservoir.
a deluge of criticism
phrasal verbs:wave something or someone aside or away
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If you beckon to someone, you signal to them to come to you.
He beckoned to the waiter.
a wild sea, with immense billows breaking upon our ship
Thesaurus for wave from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you wave or wave your hand, you move your hand from side to side in the air, usually in order to say hello or goodbye to someone.