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nod

 (nŏd)
v. nod·ded, nod·ding, nods
v.intr.
1. To lower and raise the head quickly, as in agreement or acknowledgment.
2. To let the head fall forward when sleepy.
3. To be careless or momentarily inattentive as if sleepy; lapse: Even Homer nods.
4. To sway, move up and down, or droop, as flowers in the wind.
v.tr.
1. To lower and raise (the head) quickly in agreement or acknowledgment.
2. To express by lowering and raising the head: nod one's agreement.
3. To summon, guide, or send by nodding the head: She nodded us into the room.
n.
1. A forward or up-and-down movement of the head, usually expressive of drowsiness or agreement: a nod of affirmation.
2. An indication of approval or assent: The contestant got the nod from the judges.
3. Informal A nomination for an award.
Phrasal Verbs:
nod off
To doze momentarily: nodded off during the lecture.
nod out Slang
To fall asleep, especially as a result of taking a drug.

[Middle English nodden; perhaps akin to Middle High German notten.]

nod′der n.

nod off

vb
(intr, adverb) informal to fall asleep
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.nod off - change from a waking to a sleeping statenod off - change from a waking to a sleeping state; "he always falls asleep during lectures"
zonk out - fall asleep fast, as when one is extremely tired; "after the long drive, we zonked out and slept for 10 hours"
Translations
يَحْني رأسَه نائِماً، يَغْفو
usnout
døse hen
elbóbiskol
dotta, sofna
başı önüne düşüp uyuklamak

w>nod off

vieinnicken (inf)

nod

(nod) past tense, past participle ˈnodded verb
1. to make a quick forward and downward movement of the head to show agreement, as a greeting etc. I asked him if he agreed and he nodded (his head); He nodded to the man as he passed him in the street.
2. to let the head fall forward and downward when sleepy. Grandmother sat nodding by the fire.
noun
a nodding movement of the head. He answered with a nod.
nod off
to fall asleep. He nodded off while she was speaking to him.
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