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Pronunciation: /nɑːd; nɒd/

Translation of nod in Spanish:


  • he greeted her with a nod la saludó con la cabeza she gave a nod of agreement asintió con la cabeza he gave a nod and we set off me hizo una señal con la cabeza y nos fuimos a nod and a wink he didn't say I could, but he gave me a nod and a wink no me dijo que sí, pero me lo dio a entender to be passed on the nod (British English/inglés británico) ser* aprobado sin debate to give sb/sth the nod darle* luz verde a algn/algo a nod is as good as a wink (to a blind man o horse) a buen entendedor pocas palabras (bastan)
    Example sentences
    • He answered my father with a slight nod, his cold eyes never leaving my own.
    • ‘Yes,’ she said with a slight nod and as she started backing slowly away.
    • Alexis returned the embrace and agreed with the slight nod of her head.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-dd-)

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-dd-)

  • 1.1 (dip head) she smiled at me and I nodded to her me sonrió y la saludé con la cabeza they nodded in assent asintieron con la cabeza she nodded to me to sit down me indicó con la cabeza que me sentara the poppies were nodding in the breeze las amapolas se mecían con la brisa [literary/literario] 1.2
    (nodding present participle/participio presente)
    we're on nodding terms nos conocemos de vista, nos saludamos, pero nada más I have only a nodding acquaintance with Chaucer's work solo tengo un conocimiento superficial de la obra de Chaucer
    1.3 (drowse) dar* cabezadas, cabecear

Phrasal verbs

nod off

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar] dormirse*, quedarse dormido I must have nodded off me debo (de) haber (quedado) dormido he kept nodding off throughout the film pasó cabeceando toda la película

nod through

verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb/verbo + adverbio + complemento, verbo + complemento + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar] ser* aprobado sin debate or discusión, ser* aprobado sin (someterse a) votación

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