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nod

verb [I or T] uk   /nɒd/ us    /nɑːd/ (-dd-)
B2 to move your head down and then up, sometimes several times, especially to show agreement, approval, or greeting, or to show something by doing this: Many people in the audience nodded in agreement. When I suggested a walk, Elena nodded enthusiastically. She looked up and nodded for me to come in.
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noun [C usually singular] uk   /nɒd/ us    /nɑːd/ ( plural -dd-)
a movement up and down with the head: Chen gave her a nod of recognition across the crowded room.
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