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British English: /nɒd/
American English: /nɑd/

intransitive verb -dd-

  • 1
    (as signal) nicken
    nod to somebody
    jemandem zunicken
    have a nodding acquaintance with something
    nur über geringe Kenntnisse in etwas Dat. verfügen
    he's only a nodding acquaintance
    ich kenne ihn nur flüchtig
    he nodded to him to take charge
    er gab ihm durch ein Nicken zu verstehen, dass er das Kommando übernehmen solle
    goodbye 2
  • 2 (in drowsiness)she sat nodding by the fire
    sie war neben dem Kamin eingenickt [colloquial]
    her head started to nod
    sie begann einzunicken [colloquial]
  • 3 (make a mistake)
    patzen [colloquial]
    einen Fehler machen
  • 4
    (move up and down) nicken [figurative] [poetic]

transitive verb -dd-

  • 2 (signify by nod)nod approval or agreement
    zustimmend nicken
    nod somebody a welcome, nod a welcome to somebody
    jemandem zum Gruß od. zur Begrüßung zunicken


  • 1
    (nodding) [Kopf]nicken, das
    a nod is as good as a wink [to a blind man or horse]
    es bedarf/bedurfte keiner weiteren Worte
    land of Nod
    Land der Träume [formal]
    on the nod [colloquial]
    (on credit) auf Pump [slang] (with merely formal assent) ohne große Diskussion
  • 2 (sign of approval)get the nod from somebody
    von jemandem grünes Licht bekommen
    give something the nod
    grünes Licht für etwas geben

Phrasal verbs

nod off

intransitive verb
einnicken [colloquial]

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  • news-on-demand

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