Mexican wave

Mexican waves
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If a crowd of people do a Mexican wave, each person in the crowd stands up and puts their arms in the air after the person to one side of them, creating a continuous wave-like motion through the crowd. [BRIT]
(in AM, use wave)

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  • Mexican wave — noun The wavelike effect (popularized during the 1986 World Cup in Mexico) produced when different groups of spectators stand up with hands raised and sit down again in a progressive movement around a stadium • • • Main Entry: ↑Mexican * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mexican wave — n [singular] BrE the effect that is made when all the people watching a sport stand up, move their arms up and down, and sit down again one after the other in a continuous movement that looks like a wave moving on the sea …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mexican wave — ► NOUN ▪ an effect resembling a moving wave produced by successive sections of a stadium crowd standing, raising their arms, lowering them, and sitting down again. ORIGIN because first observed at the 1986 soccer World Cup in Mexico City …   English terms dictionary

  • Mexican wave — 1. noun A phenomenon that primarily occurs at sports events, where the members of the crowd stand up and/or raise their hands in turn, creating the illusion of a wave passing through the crowd. This is an important idea and can best be… …   Wiktionary

  • Mexican wave — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Mexican wave : singular Mexican wave plural Mexican waves British an occasion when people watching a sports event stand up and sit down in groups, so that their movements look like a large wave moving through… …   English dictionary

  • Mexican wave — noun an effect resembling a moving wave produced by successive sections of a stadium crowd standing up, raising their arms, lowering them, and sitting down again. Origin so named because of the repeated practice of this at the 1986 soccer World… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Mexican wave — noun (singular) BrE the effect that is made when all the people watching a game of football, baseball etc stand up, move their arms up and down, and sit down again one after the other in a continuous movement …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mexican wave — /mɛksɪkən ˈweɪv/ (say meksikuhn wayv) noun a wavelike motion among spectators at a sporting event, pop concert, etc., achieved by having sections of the crowd stand up and sit down in their seats in sequence. {from the World Cup finals for soccer …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mexican Wave (song) — Mexican Wave Single by Kerbdog from the album On the Turn Released March 17 …   Wikipedia

  • the Mexican wave — Brit : ↑wave 7, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑Mexican wave …   Useful english dictionary

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