give someone the nod

Definition of give someone the nod

  1. :  to give someone approval She finally gave us the nod on the plans.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  to make a quick downward motion of the head whether deliberately (as in expressing assent or salutation) or involuntarily (as from drowsiness)

    :  to incline or sway from the vertical as though ready to fall

    :  to bend or sway the upper part gently downward or forward :  bob gently

  1. :  the act or an instance of nodding

    :  an indication especially of approval or recognition

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