One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Turn one's head from side to side in order to indicate refusal, denial, disapproval, or incredulity.‘she shook her head in disbelief’
- ‘He shook his head and indicated that I should follow him into the living room.’
- ‘Looking straight at Josh, George shakes his head from side to side while holding an index finger up to his lips.’
- ‘He offered me another sandwich, but I shook my head and indicated I was full.’
- ‘Then he sat heavily back on the bench and shook his head from side to side, making known his disgust.’
- ‘Now, I have to go think of new ways to make my relatives shake their head in disapproval at me.’
- ‘Inside, she felt like shaking her head in disapproval but she knew not to in a time like this.’
- ‘When she laid her hand on her grey suedes, she could see him shaking his head in disapproval.’
- ‘I looked up and smiled, shaking my head, indicating for him not to worry, to just forget it.’
- ‘Staring at him, Rena shakes her head in disapproval and sets her fork down.’
- ‘Ben stared up at the turquoise sky blankly, then, slowly, he shook his head from side to side.’
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