verb (used without object), nod·ded, nod·ding.
verb (used with object), nod·ded, nod·ding.
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Idioms for nod
- British Slang. on credit.
- Slang. drowsy following a dose of a narcotic drug.
Origin of nod
OTHER WORDS FROM nodnod·der, nounnod·ding·ly, adverbun·nod·ding, adjective
Words nearby nod
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Origin of Nod
Example sentences from the Web for nod
Some called out “H U” in a nod to Harris’s alma mater, Howard University.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Pelosi, in a nod to the pressure from moderates, has vowed that the House won’t adjourn until they pass something addressing he virus.Trump moves closer to Pelosi in economic aid talks, and House speaker must decide next move|Rachael Bade, Erica Werner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
All the contenders to lead Japan next have policy outlooks similar to Abe’s, Koll said, and whoever gets the nod is unlikely to be in power long.Want to see Japan’s future? Look past Shinzo Abe’s immediate successor, economist says|Veta Chan|September 3, 2020|Fortune
As a nod to the original character limit, Voice Tweets give your brand 140 seconds to get your message across.Top five tips to use Twitter’s new Voice Tweets feature|David Ciccarelli|August 25, 2020|Search Engine Watch
I lie and nod my head yes while wiping the tears on my gray fleece sleeve.
I nod, and he rolls his eyes in the direction of the bathroom.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She set a career nominations record with her 21st nod—all in the TV fields—for Best Actress in a Comedy for Nurse Jackie.Jennifer Aniston, Oscar Nominee? 5 Takeaways from the 2015 SAG Award Nominations|Kevin Fallon|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We nod our heads towards Pakistan and he is quiet, staring at the floor.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When he says something, nod; this nodding will induce him to agree with you.
Robert always saluted the mate, and Haley responded by a nod, or a cool good-morning, but did not indulge in any conversation.Brave and Bold|Horatio Alger
But England was then inclined to take its religion from the nod of a capricious tyrant.
To Fred he only vouchsafed a nod, to show that he had heard what Fred had waylaid him to say.Moth and Rust|Mary Cholmondeley
Mr. Vincent stood up with a nod and leaned himself against the mantelpiece, looking down at the rather indignant young man.The Necromancers|Robert Hugh Benson
They use a direct and positive negative, but express the affirmative by a nod of the head or an inclination of the body.A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson|Watkin Tench
British Dictionary definitions for nod
verb nods, nodding or nodded
- agreed, as in a committee meeting, without any formal procedure
- (formerly) on credit
Derived forms of nodnodding, adjective, noun
Word Origin for nod
Idioms and Phrases with nod
In addition to the idiom beginning with nod
- nodding acquaintance
- nod off
- get the nod