to beckon to a person meaning, to beckon to a person definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( beckons    3rd person present)   ( beckoning    present participle)   ( beckoned    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you beckonto someone, you signal to them to come to you.  
He beckoned to the waiter...      V to n  
I beckoned her over...      V n adv/prep  
Hughes beckoned him to sit down on a sofa.      V n to-inf, Also V  
2       verb   If something beckons, it is so attractive to someone that they feel they must become involved in it.  
All the attractions of the peninsula beckon...      V  
The bright lights of Hollywood beckon many.      V n, Also V to n  
3       verb   If something beckonsfor someone, it is very likely to happen to them.  
The big time beckons for him...      V for n  
Old age beckons.      V  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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beck, beacon, becoming, become

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
a person passionate about astronomy
a person born on February 29
syn.: leaper
a person who hunts wild animals
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
used to describe a person. i.e this is the qua am telling you about or he is a fantastic qua
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
a person who does not care too much about the others, a little rude, assertive
a person who prefers to interact with his/her Google glasses rather than communicating with people in real life
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
to picture in your mind a person,place, thing, or event using only your imagination.
A person including intelligent programs that uses computer or internet services often has online unique user account.
attempting to view the GOD(s) machine, speaking your mind truthfully, giving your opinion mindfully, having thought you were someone and not a person.
The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
when a person kills someone then takes their own life it is referred to as a murder suicide
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
verification conducted by police to find out if a person has a criminal record or not.
Usually requested by an individual for new employment, citizenship applications, name changes, etc.
Legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
term used to reffer to a person that thinks the end of the world is near
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
[Tech.];[US];[Internet] value or obligations in cyberspace transitable upon the death of an individual
idiot, ridiculous person
person addicted to heroine
person at a party
def.: new and inexperienced person
slang. Syn.: newbie, newb
a militarist; person who urges war
Synonyms: warmonger, militant
a popular person in a community
unattractive person, looking dirty and/or smelling bad
take credit for another person's accomplishment


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