American English

Definition of nod noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • a small quick movement of the head down and up again to give a nod of approval/agreement/encouragement
  • Idioms
    get the nod (informal)
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    to be chosen for something; to be given permission or approval to do something He got the nod from the team manager (= he was chosen for the team). The proposal should get the nod.
      give somebody/something the nod (informal)
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    1. 1to give permission for something; to agree to something We've been given the nod to expand the business. I hope he'll give the nod to the plan.
    2. 2to choose someone for something
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: nod