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noun brain pronunciation in American English /breɪn/
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pluralbrains
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  1. 1
    [countable] the organ inside your head that allows you to think and feel, and controls your body

    The human brain is divided into two halves.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] belonging to or connected with the brain
    2. b.

      brains

      [plural] the brain of an animal cooked and eaten as food
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  2. 2
    [countable] [often plural] mental ability or intelligence

    You have to use your brains in this job.

    have brains/a brain (=be intelligent):

    He’s good-looking, and he has brains.

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    have a brain the size of a planet to be extremely clever (originally said of Marvin the paranoid android in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

    It's James, he has a brain the size of a planet!

    Submitted by James Strangward from United Kingdom on 19/05/2014

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