wave

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈweɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/weɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(wāv)


Inflections of 'wave' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
waves
v 3rd person singular
waving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
waved
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
waved
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

wave

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [strong, high, choppy, rough] waves
  2. a [tsunami, six-meter] wave
  3. [tidal, sea, ocean] waves
  4. the waves in the [ocean, sea] (are)
  5. [navigate, surf, overcome, ruled] the waves
  6. the waves [crashed, lashed] against the [rocks, ship]
  7. [magnetic, electromagnetic, light, sound] waves
  8. a wave of [emotion, guilt, fear, nausea]
  9. was [overcome, hit, frozen] by a wave of [emotion]
  10. a wave of [emotion] passed over her
  11. riding a wave of [popularity, growth]
  12. hit by a crime wave
  13. a [crime] wave [swept, affected, burdened] the city
  14. a [welcome, farewell, goodbye] wave
  15. gave her a quick wave
  16. [an enthusiastic, a quick, a limp] wave
  17. gave a wave to [the crowd, the driver, her friend]
  18. gave us a wave and a smile
  19. the [trouble, money, questions] came in waves
  20. the [company, economy] has (successfully) navigated the waves (of)
  21. has waves in her hair
  22. the [crest, trough] of the wave
n as adj
  1. wave [theory, structure, propagation, length]
  2. a wave particle
  3. the wave function
v
  1. wave at him
  2. wave [hello, goodbye]
  3. waved in [greeting, excitement, fear]
  4. waved [excitedly, anxiously]
  5. wave and [smile, shout, call, cheer]
  6. wave back [at, to] her
  7. wave towards the [direction, building, exit]
  8. waving his hands [around, in the air]
  9. wave away the [bugs, flies]
  10. the [doorman, staff] waved us [in, through]
  11. wave a [sign, flag] (around)
  12. wave a [wand, gun] (at)
  13. the [flag, banner] was waving
  14. waving in the [wind, breeze]
  15. waved from side to side
  16. she (has) waved her hair
  17. she (has) had her hair waved
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