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hair

noun   /heər/
A1 [no plural] the thin threads that grow on the head and body of people and animals pelo a girl with long, dark hair
one of the thin threads that grow on a person’s or animal’s skin pelo My skirt was covered with cat hairs.
let your hair down
to allow yourself to behave much more freely than usual and enjoy yourself soltarse la melena Oh, let your hair down for once!
split hairs
to argue about small details that are not important discutir por menudeces
make someone’s hair stand on end
to make someone very frightened ponerle a alguien los pelos de punta To be honest, the thought of jumping out of a moving plane makes my hair stand on end.
(Definition of hair from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

hair

noun /heə/
one of the mass of thread-like objects that grow from the skin pelo, cabello He brushed the dog’s hairs off his jacket.
the mass of these, especially on a person’s head pelo, cabello He’s got brown hair.
-haired
having (a certain kind of) hair de pelo/cabello… a fair-haired girl.
hairy adjective ( comparative hairier, superlative hairiest)
covered in hair or having a lot of hair peludo a hairy chest.
hairiness noun
hirsutismo the hairiness of his legs.
hair’s breadth noun
a very small distance por un pelo That bullet missed him by a hair’s breadth.
hairbrush noun
a brush for arranging and smoothing the hair. cepillo de pelo
haircut noun
the act or style of cutting a person’s hair corte de pelo You need a haircut.
hair-do noun ( plurals hair-dos, hair-do’s)
a hairstyle peinado I like her new hair-do.
hairdresser noun
a person who cuts, washes, styles etc a person’s hair peluquero, peluquera; barbero (para hombres) I made an appointment with the hairdresser.
hairdressing noun
peinado; peluquería (also adjective) a hairdressing salon.
hair drier noun
an electrical apparatus for drying hair by blowing hot air over it. secador de pelo
hairgrip noun
a small thin metal or plastic object that women use to hold their hair in place horquilla a metal/plastic hairgrip.
hairline noun
the line along the forehead where the hair begins to grow nacimiento del pelo He has a receding hairline.
hair oil noun
a scented, oily lotion for smoothing down the hair. brillantina
hairpin noun
a bent wire for keeping a woman’s hair in place. horquilla
hair-raising adjective
terrifying que pone los pelos de punta hair-raising stories.
hairstyle noun
the result of cutting, styling etc a person’s hair peinado I like your new hairstyle.
keep one’s hair on
(British, informal) to remain calm and not become angry mantener la calma, mantener la cabeza fría Keep your hair on – there’s no need to panic!
let one’s hair down
(informal) to behave in a free and relaxed manner desmelenarse, desmadrarse On Fridays she likes to let her hair down and go clubbing.
make (someone’s) hair stand on end
to terrify (a person) poner los pelos de punta a horror film which will make your hair stand on end.
(not to) turn a hair
to remain calm no inmutarse, sin pestañear He put his finger in the flame without turning a hair.
split hairs
to worry about unimportant details pararse en cosas nimias There’s no need to split hairs – all I want is a very general report.
tear one’s hair out
to show great irritation or despair tirarse de los pelos, rasgarse las vestiduras, desesperarse Ray was tearing his hair out in frustration.
(Definition of hair from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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