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Bending or facing downwards
“When you present your case, if you see nodding heads, you can move forward with your story.”
Suggesting tiredness or sleepiness
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“In the nodding state, all mental activity was focused on staying awake in the presence of fatigue.”
Physically (or figuratively) moving up and down vertically
The action of inclining the body or head
Present participle for to move up and down repeatedly
“Unable to control my smile, I beam up at him and nod my head vigorously.”
Present participle for to move downward in a single motion
“Bitzer gave a nod, just a single nod of the head, and looked down at the floor.”
Present participle for to approve, affirm or agree with a nod
“Cameron could not help but nod enthusiastically at each of her proposals.”
Present participle for to greet or acknowledge someone with a nod
“He'd nod to her as he entered, and nod again as he left.”
Present participle for to signal to someone with a nod
“He would nod to Jack, signaling that it was time for him to make his move.”
(nod off) Present participle for to fall asleep
“As she talks to me about what's next, I find myself unable to pay attention and gradually nod off.”
Present participle for to make a mistake, especially by being temporarily inattentive or tired
“I am very sorry to be so critical of my friend Peter Schuck, but even Homer can nod.”
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