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nodverb

 us   /nɑd/ (-dd-)
  • nod verb (MOVE HEAD)

[I/T] to move the head down and then up again quickly, esp. to show agreement, approval, or greeting: [I/T] The teacher nodded (his head) in agreement.
  • nod verb (SLEEP)

[I] to let your head fall forward when you are beginning to sleep
Phrasal verbs

nodnoun [C usually sing]

 /nɑd/
a movement of the head down and then up again quickly: He gave her a nod of recognition.
(Definition of nod from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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nodverb [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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nodnoun [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.
(Definition of nod from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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