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An example use of wave in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… to stop a second wave before we do …”
Wave means to move something back and forth, such as a flag, hand, or arm, in a regular, rhythmic motion.
the word wave occurs in english on average 35.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.