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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 ​letyourheadfallforward 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)







"nod" in British English

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nodverb [I or T]

uk   /nɒd/  us   /nɑːd/ (-dd-)
B2 to ​moveyourhead 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 inagreement. When I ​suggested a ​walk, Elena nodded ​enthusiastically. She ​looked up and nodded for me to come in.
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Phrasal verbs

nodnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /nɒd/  us   /nɑːd/ (plural -dd-)
a ​movement up and down with the ​head: Chen gave her a nod of ​recognitionacross the ​crowdedroom.
(Definition of nod from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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