head

head
I
n.
upper part of the body

1) to nod; shake one's head

2) to bare; bow; drop, hang, lower; lift, raise; move; poke, stick; scratch; toss; turn one's head (to scratch one's head in amazement; to poke one's head around the comer)

3) to hold one's head high ('to be proud')

4) from head to foot

length of a horse's head

5) by a head (our horse won by a head)

poise

6) to lose one's head

7) a cool, level head (to keep a level head)

person

8) to count heads

brain

9) to use one's head

10) to cram, fill, stuff smb.'s head (with nonsense)

11) a clear head

12) to have a head for (figures)

climax

13) to bring smt. to a head

14) to come to a head (the boil came to a head; when will the crisis come to a head?)

front part

15) at the head (of a column)

leader

16) a titular head

chairperson

(esp. BE)

17) a department head, a head of (the) department (AE usu. has chairman, chairperson)

misc.

18) a thick head of hair; success went to his head ('his success made him conceited'); head over heels ('completely'); heads up ('watch out'); to get smt. through one's head ('to finally comprehend smt.'); to hang one's head in shame ('to be greatly embarrassed'); to be head and shoulders above smb. ('to be greatly superior to smb.'); to keep one's head above water ('to survive barely'); over one's head ('incomprehensible'); out of one's head ('delirious'); to make head or tail of ('to comprehend'); to put heads together ('to collaborate'); prejudice reared its ugly head ('prejudice appeared'); he took it into his head to leave ('he decided suddenly to leave')

II
v.

1) (d; intr.) ('to go') to head for (to head for the city; to head for a downfall)

2) (P; intr., tr.) they headed (their boat) east

* * *
[hed]
shake one's head
head over heels ('completely')
out of one's head ('delirious')
he took it into his head to leave ('he decided suddenly to leave')
success went to his head ('his success made him conceited')
over one's head ('incomprehensible')
prejudice reared its ugly head ('prejudice appeared')
to hang one's head in shame ('to be greatly embarrassed')
to be head and shoulders above smb. ('to be greatly superior to smb. ')
to put heads together ('to collaborate')
to make head or tail of ('to comprehend')
to get smt. through One's head ('to finally comprehend smt. ')
to keep one's head above water ('to survive barely')
heads up ('watch out')
a head of (the) department (AE usu. has chairman, chairperson)
level head (to keep a level head)
turn one's head (to scratch one's head in amazement; to poke one's head around the comer)
stuff smb. 's head (with nonsense)
(P; intr., tr.) they headed (their boat) east
['brain'] to use one's head
['chairperson'] (esp. BE) a department head
['climax'] to bring smt. to a head
['leader'] a titular head
['misc. '] a thick head of hair
['person'] to count heads
['poise'] to lose one's head
['upper part of the body'] to nod
a clear head
a cool
from head to foot
to bare
to cram
to hold one's head high ('to be proud')
to have a head for (figures)
['front part'] at the head (of a column)
['length of a horse's head'] by a head (our horse won by a head)
to come to a head (the boil came to a head; when will the crisis come to a head?)
(d; intr.) ('to go') to head for (to head for the city; to head for a downfall)

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