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a bruise on the side of her head
A thought suddenly came into my head.
I don't want to put any ideas into your head.
He did the sums quickly in his head.
She did not speak the words, but instead whispered them inside her head.
The ceremony was attended by heads of government from eleven countries.
the head waiter
We walked straight to the head of the queue.
300 head of cattle
I'll toss a coin. You choose heads or tails.
The meal cost £20 per head.
Inexperienced investors may indeed have been in over their heads.
You must be off your head if you think you're going to get away with this.
Joey was lying on the floor, out of his head on vodka.
If you want to get out of here, you've got to keep a clear head.
Everything came to a head last week when two of the teachers resigned.
Working in this place is doing my head in.
They were covered in mud from head to toe.
This week the campaign finally started building up a head of steam.
Why can't you get it into your head that we're just friends?
I can't get the pictures of those starving children out of my head.
Have you got your head around your new job yet?
I was furious that he went over my head and complained to my manager.
A lot of what was said in the meeting went right over my head.
Success at such an early age can go to someone's head.
He still has a good head of hair.
We met in 1998, and fell head over heels in love.
It seems certain more heads will roll as the investigation gathers momentum.
We all have to co-operate just to keep our heads above water.
I have got to keep my head down and play it as it comes.
I bet Nigel's sitting at home now laughing his head off.
He needs his head examined, paying that much money for an old wreck of a car.
Einstein's theories stood the mathematical world on its head.
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American English version of definition of head
the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
the outer narrower bone in the bottom part of your leg. The other wider bone is your tibia.
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
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Definition of head from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.