wave aside

If you wave aside something such as a suggestion, explanation, or idea, you decide that it is not important enough to consider seriously.

[V n P] Wolfe waved my suggestion aside...

[V P n (not pron)] Rachel waved aside the explanation.

Syn:
dismiss, brush aside

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • wave — 1 /weIv/ noun 1 ON THE SEA (C) a line of raised water that moves across the surface of the sea: Dee watched the waves breaking on the rocks. 2 OF YOUR HAND (countable usually singular) a movement of your hand or arm from side to side 3 OF… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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