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headache

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
head‧ache [countable]
1MI a pain in your head:
I had a really bad headache, and couldn't go to work.
a splitting/pounding headache (=a very bad headache)
! Do not say that you 'have headache'. Say that you have a headache.
2 informal a problem that is annoying or difficult to deal with
headachy adjective:
a headachy feeling
WORD FOCUS: pain WORD FOCUS: pain
pain in different parts of your body: headache, backache, toothache, earache, stomach ache, my leg/arm/neck etc hurts

to feel a lot of pain: be in agony

what you say when something hurts: ouch
pain

See also
pain

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