hacer señas
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hacer señas
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to signal
El policía vio a la conductora saltarse el semáforo y le hizo señas para que parara.The pliceman saw the driver jumping the lights and signaled her to stop.
b. to signal to
Aquella señora nos está haciendo señas para que nos acerquemos. Creo que necesita ayuda.That lady is signaling to us to come closer. I think she needs help.
c. to gesture to
Te estaba haciendo señas para que no dijeras que anoche estuvimos en la disco porque mis padres creían que estábamos estudiando en tu casa.I was gesturing to you not to say we were at the disco last night because my parents thought we were studying at your place.
d. to motion to
He visto que me hacías señas, pero no entendía qué querías que hiciera.I saw you motioning to me, but I didn't understand what you wanted me to do.
e. to beckon
La madre le hizo señas a su hijo, que jugaba al fútbol en el jardín, para que entrara en casa e hiciera la tarea.The mother beckoned her son, who was playing soccer in the garden, to come in and do his homework.
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