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headachenoun [C]

uk   /ˈhed.eɪk/ us   /ˈhed.eɪk/
  • headache noun [C] (PAIN)

A2 a pain you feel inside your head: I've got a splitting (= severe) headache.

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(Definition of headache from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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headachenoun [C]

us   /ˈhedˌeɪk/
  • headache noun [C] (PAIN)

a pain you feel inside your head
  • headache noun [C] (PROBLEM)

something that causes you difficulty or worry: Finding a babysitter for New Year’s Eve is going to be a real headache.
(Definition of headache from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “headache”
in Arabic صُداع…
in Korean 두통…
in Portuguese dor de cabeça, cefaleia…
in Catalan mal de cap…
in Japanese 頭痛…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疼痛, 头痛…
in Turkish baş ağrısı…
in Russian головная боль…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疼痛, 頭痛…
in Italian mal di testa…
in Polish ból głowy…
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