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Noun
An up-and-down movement, single or repeated
“He looked past her to Zia, and with a nod of his head, he stepped back to allow them to enter.”
Noun
An affirmation or approval in the form of a nod, sometimes figuratively
“After the huge success with remote networking, management has given the nod for the full automation project.”
Noun
A greeting in the form of a nod (of the head)
“He always gave her a nod when they met in the corridor.”
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A sign or signal in the form of a nod, sometimes figuratively
“You give me a nod when you're ready, Harry, and we'll settle our inheritance thing out.”
Noun
The act of validating something
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A gesture or action used to convey information or an instruction
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A short sleep, especially during the day
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A warning or piece of information given in a discreet or confidential way
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Something which serves as a sign or evidence of something
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A movement from side to side or back and forth
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The action of mentioning or alluding to something
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A warning of danger
Verb
To move up and down repeatedly
“Unable to control my smile, I beam up at him and nod my head vigorously.”
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To move downward in a single motion
“Bitzer gave a nod, just a single nod of the head, and looked down at the floor.”
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To approve, affirm or agree with a nod
“Cameron could not help but nod enthusiastically at each of her proposals.”
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To greet or acknowledge someone with a nod
“He'd nod to her as he entered, and nod again as he left.”
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To signal to someone with a nod
“He would nod to Jack, signaling that it was time for him to make his move.”
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(nod off) To fall asleep
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“As she talks to me about what's next, I find myself unable to pay attention and gradually nod off.”
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To make a mistake, especially by being temporarily inattentive or tired
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“I am very sorry to be so critical of my friend Peter Schuck, but even Homer can nod.”
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To move one's head up and down to indicate agreement, approval or attentiveness
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To droop downwards
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To give someone a cue signal
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To be in, or move into, a sloping position
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