Definition of 'headache'
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Some of these toxins have been found to cause headaches. The Sun (2016)But a big headache for weather forecasters during the day was where and when the next dumping of snow would happen. The Sun (2017)Take headaches and back pain, for instance. The Sun (2016)I felt so guilty, had a terrible headache in the morning and felt sick. The Sun (2016)Constitutional showdowns between the two houses rarely end well for the Lords, and the country does not need yet another constitutional headache. Times, Sunday Times (2017)My first job is to list the fruit I most enjoy eating, because the biggest headache is the possibility of a glut. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This will give some show judges a real headache next year. The Sun (2013)One of the biggest headaches is a lack of consistency between the various regimes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It always leaves me with terrible headaches. The Sun (2015)Then there is the two areas of policy that have caused the biggest headaches for the coalition. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This has made picking our favourites a real headache. The Sun (2010)One of the biggest headaches for music festival organisers is providing enough lavatories. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then the real security headache will begin. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the biggest headache was those new sash windows. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some of the administration has been a real headache. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The drop in the value of the pound is another headache for retailers that stock their shops from overseas. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Can diet curb my terrible headaches? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Increasingly tough competition is another headache. Times, Sunday Times (2012)On the first day of her fast, a terrible headache set in. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)But the over-the-top celebrations caused another headache. The Sun (2010)Yoga can also bring down blood pressure, which can cause headaches. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I had no pain, no headaches and no swelling. The Sun (2009)I had headaches, stomach pains and dizzy spells. The Sun (2011)The moves also mean a headache for self-employed people who earn around 50,000. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is because our emotional vocabulary is limited and we feel more comfortable talking about headaches, stomach pains and strained muscles than about our feelings. Know Your Own Mind (1991)But, within a year, the headaches and leg pains returned. The Sun (2006)Any payouts potentially mean a headache for those banks, including ones outside the eurozone, that wrote such protection. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'headache'
British English: headache /ˈhɛdˌeɪk/ NOUN
If you have a headache, you have a pain in your head.
I have a terrible headache.
- American English: headache
- Arabic: صُدَاع
- Brazilian Portuguese: dor de cabeça
- Chinese: 头疼
- Croatian: glavobolja
- Czech: bolení hlavy
- Danish: hovedpine
- Dutch: hoofdpijn
- European Spanish: dolor de cabeza
- Finnish: päänsärky
- French: mal de tête
- German: Kopfschmerzen
- Greek: πονοκέφαλος
- Italian: mal di testa
- Japanese: 頭痛
- Korean: 두통
- Norwegian: hodepine
- Polish: ból głowy
- European Portuguese: dor de cabeça
- Romanian: migrenă
- Russian: головная боль
- Spanish: dolor de cabeza
- Swedish: huvudvärk
- Thai: ปวดหัว
- Turkish: baş ağrısı
- Ukrainian: головний біль
- Vietnamese: chứng nhức đầu
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