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nod

1. verb in agreement2. verb as signal, greeting3. verb SOCC hit (ball) with head4. verb flowers etc5. noun gesture6. noun acknowledgement, reference
phrases
1 verb in agreement
INTRANSITIVEdo cheann a chlaonadhdo cheann a sméideadh
the child nodded chlaon an páiste a cheannI heard what he said and I nodded in agreement chuala mé an rud a dúirt sé agus chlaon mé mo cheann ag aontú leis
TRANSITIVEclaon verb  c m usméid verb  c m uhe looked at the ref, who nodded approval d'fhéach sé ar an réiteoir agus chlaon seisean a cheann ag aontú leis to nod your head do cheann a chlaonadh, do cheann a sméideadh, comhartha a dhéanamh le do chloigeann
2 verb as signal, greeting
INTRANSITIVEsméid verb  c m uto nod at sb sméideadh ar dhuinehe nodded at me to leave sméid sé orm imeacht
TRANSITIVEsméid verb  c m u
he nodded a greeting chlaon sé a cheann mar bheannú she nodded thanks sméid sí a ceann mar chomhartha buíochais he nodded us through (also he nodded us in) sméid sé orainn teacht isteach
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3 verb SOCC hit (ball) with head
TRANSITIVEto nod a ball liathróid a bhualadh le do cheann, an cloigeann a thabhairt do liathróidhe nodded the ball home scóráil sé cúl lena chloigeann
INTRANSITIVEliathróid a bhualadh le do cheannan cloigeann a thabhairt do liathróid
4 verb literary flowers etc INTRANSITIVEdamhsaigh verb  c m uluasc verb  c m uthe flowers were nodding in the wind bhí na bláthanna ag damhsa ar an ngaoth 5 noun gesturesméideadh masc  c m uto answer with a nod do cheann a chlaonadh mar fhreagraI gave them a nod of understanding chlaon mé mo cheann leo lena léiriú gur thuig mé 6 noun acknowledgement, referencetagairt fem3  c m ua nod to tradition tagairt don traidisiún, ómós don traidisiún
phrases

to have a nodding acquaintance with sth

beagán eolais a bheith agat ar rud

to have a nodding acquaintance with sb

(also

to be on nodding terms with sb

) beagán aithne a bheith agat ar dhuinesmearaithne a bheith agat ar dhuineI'm on nodding terms with him beannaím dó ó am go ham

a nod and a wink

he said with a nod and a wink that it was for our own good dúirt sé agus é ag caochadh a shúile orainn gur ar mhaithe linn féin é

a nod's as good as a wink

(also

a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse

) is leor nod don eolach

on the nod

informal especially POLgan aon phléthe motion was passed on the nod ritheadh an rún gan aon phlé

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