headache

noun
1 pain in the head
ADJECTIVE
bad, chronic, severe, terrible
mild, slight
dull
pounding, splitting, throbbing
blinding
migraine, tension

He developed a severe migraine headache.

VERB + HEADACHE
experience, have, suffer from

I have a splitting headache.

develop, get

We all get headaches from time to time.

complain of

The workers had complained of headaches and nausea.

bring on, cause, give sb

Exhaust fumes made him drowsy and brought on a headache.

Red wine gives me a headache.

relieve
plead

She had left the party early, pleading a headache.

HEADACHE + NOUN
medicine (esp. AmE), pill, tablet (esp. BrE)
pain (esp. AmE)
2 sb/sth that causes worry/difficulty
ADJECTIVE
big, huge, major, real
constant
VERB + HEADACHE
create

These regulations have created major headaches for many businesses.

PREPOSITION
headache for

Uneven cash flow proved to be a major headache for the company.


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