What is the opposite of nod?

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Noun
Opposite of an up-and-down movement, single or repeated
“It was impossible to tell what Pevisa meant to convey by a sniff and one brief shake of his head.”
Noun
Opposite of an affirmation or approval in the form of a nod, sometimes figuratively
“Much to the president's surprise and dismay, the moderators publically gave their disapproval for the possibility of a third term.”
Noun
Opposite of a greeting in the form of a nod (of the head)
“We would give each other a farewell and then go our separate ways.”
Noun
Opposite of anything that serves to remind
“Maybe she'd be able to offer enough of a distraction to help me forget about my problems.”
Noun
Opposite of the arms of Morpheus
Noun
Opposite of the act of gesticulating, or making gestures to aid expression of thoughts, sentiments or passion
Noun
Opposite of an affirmative expression
Verb
Opposite of to move up and down repeatedly
“My father's response was to look up and shake his head disapprovingly as if I had breached some code of conduct.”
Verb
Opposite of to approve, affirm or agree with a nod
“He would disagree with every statement and interject at every given opportunity.”
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Opposite of to greet or acknowledge someone with a nod
“He would farewell his mother with a hug and kiss, and then flag down a taxi for her.”
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(nod off) Opposite of to fall asleep
“Terra slowly fell to sleep only to awaken when someone started shaking her.”
Verb
Opposite of to move quickly and abruptly, especially up and down
Verb
Opposite of to bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame
“The Queen would command her knights to rise and take their seats at the round table.”
Verb
Opposite of to move jerkily from side to side or up and down
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Opposite of to bend or move (something) out of a given plane or direction, often the horizontal or vertical
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Opposite of to sleep lightly
Verb
Opposite of hang or droop
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