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“nod” in British English

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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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“nod” in American English

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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 verb(s)

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)