Definition of 'beckon'
Example sentences containing 'beckon'
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If his services are no longer required, perhaps a writing career could beckon. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A career in property beckons. The Sun (2016)Commerce was taking over from the honest pioneering that still beckoned far out in memory. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The figure raised a hand and beckoned to me for a second time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are too good to go down but it looks like an unhappy new year beckons. The Sun (2011)Does a rap classic remix now beckon? The Sun (2013)The only consolation is that a new series beckons and she will be the star of the show. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Does a career in politics beckon? Times, Sunday Times (2012)In the future, theatre stages surely beckon. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Who knows - maybe a modelling career beckons! The Sun (2010)She nodded towards the window, and beckoned with her hand. Andersen's Fairy Tales (1874)Lunch now beckons, and it normally involves red meat. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Though a rugby career beckoned, he refused to abandon his education. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Within a few months, a new opportunity beckoned. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the prospect now beckoned of opening the China passage. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)No wonder a glittering Hollywood career beckoned. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But he is no good with figures and the staff are cheating him; bankruptcy is surely beckoning. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A year of flat real consumer spending still beckons. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet if the power of the oil corporations can be curbed, an idyllic green future could still beckon. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But somewhere within the total field of human knowledge, humanism still beckons to us as our best reason for having minds at all. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A door was slowly opening, and a long thin hand emerged and beckoned him inside. The Sun (2014)If he keeps this up, England will beckon again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her own series surely beckons, and the man from the Mail will just have to swallow it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Is it somehow built into the metabolism of humans, at a certain point with youth disappearing, age beckoning? Times, Sunday Times (2013)They saw each other simultaneously, and she raised her hand, beckoning him to come and sit beside her. The Glasgow Girls (1994)
Trends of 'beckon'
Used Occasionally. beckon is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'beckon'
British English: beckon VERB
If you beckon to someone, you signal to them to come to you.
He beckoned to the waiter.
He beckoned her to sit down beside him.
Definition of beckon from the Collins English Dictionary
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