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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theywave through
he/she/itwaves through
present participlewaving through
past tensewaved through
past participlewaved through
  1. 1
    wave someone/something through to make a signal with your hand that shows you are allowing a person or vehicle to go through a gate or other entrance

    The policeman on duty waved me through.

  2. 2
    wave something through to give permission or approval for something immediately and often without checking or considering it properly

    Most countries have waved the legislation through.

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