From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshake your headshake your headNOREFUSEto move your head from side to side as a way of saying no, or to show disapproval, surprise, or sadnessWhen asked if he wanted anything else, he just shook his head.Mark shook his head in disbelief. →shake
Examples from the Corpus
shake your head• Even before I'd finished my sentence, Dad was already shaking his head.• Ah, good, he has stopped shaking his head.• Behind Billic, Loulse shook her head.• She shook her head. "I'm afraid I don't agree, " she said.• I watch a white Lamborghini Countach trundle past on the streetoutside and shake my head in disbelief.• Broomhead shook his head in resigned disbelief and set about installing the gramophone in its housing.• And you are laughing again, shaking your head, it's what's-happening-I-don't-believe-this-honey time again.• She shook her head, moved it closer to the glass, and the image changed.• "Shall I give him a message from you?" "Rosalie shook her head. "No, I expect he'll be telephoning me."