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brain

noun uk   /breɪn/ us  
A2 [C] the organ inside the head that controls thought, memory, feelings, and activity: Doctors tried desperately to reduce the swelling in her brain. The accident left him with permanent brain damage. His wife died from a brain tumour.C1 [C] used to refer to intelligence: Marie has an amazing brain (= is very intelligent). That can't possibly be the right way to do it - use your brain! The poor child inherited his mother's brains and his father's looks. He's got brains but he's too lazy to use them (= he is intelligent but lazy). [C usually plural] informal a very intelligent person, especially one who has spent a lot of time studying: We have the best brains in the land working on this problem.the brains [S] the most intelligent person in a group, especially the person who plans what the group will do: My little brother's the brains of the family.
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verb [T] uk   /breɪn/ informal us  
to hit someone on the head: I'll brain you if you don't keep quiet.
Translations of “brain”
in Korean 뇌…
in Arabic مُخّ, دِماغ…
in French (au/du) cerveau, intelligence, cerveau…
in Turkish beyin, son derece zeki insan…
in Italian cervello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腦,大腦, 頭腦, 智力…
in Russian мозг, голова, мозги…
in Polish mózg…
in Spanish cerebro, cabeza, inteligencia…
in Portuguese cérebro…
in German das Gehirn, ‘das Köpfchen‘, der Kopf…
in Catalan cervell…
in Japanese 脳…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脑,大脑, 头脑, 智力…
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