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verb [intransitive/transitive] beckon pronunciation in British English /ˈbekən/
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present tense
present participlebeckoning
past tensebeckoned
past participlebeckoned
  1. 1
    to signal to someone to come towards you

    He beckoned the waiter to ask for another bottle of wine.

    beckon (to) someone to do something:

    She beckoned me to join her.

  2. 2
    if something beckons to you, it is very attractive and you feel you have to do something to get it

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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