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English noun: nod

1. nod (communication) a sign of assent or salutation or command

Broader (hypernym)gesture, motion

2. nod (act) the act of nodding the head

Broader (hypernym)inclination, inclining

Narrower (hyponym)nutation

English verb: nod

1. nod (communication) express or signify by nodding

SamplesHe nodded his approval.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)gesticulate, gesture, motion

2. nod (communication) lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation

SamplesThe teacher nodded when the student gave the right answer.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

3. nod (body) let the head fall forward through drowsiness

SamplesThe old man was nodding in his chair.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

4. nod (motion) sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion

SamplesThe flowers were nodding in the breeze.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)move

5. nod (body) be almost asleep

SamplesThe old man sat nodding by the fireplace.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)drowse

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