US: /ˈhɛˌdeɪk/
UK: /hˈɛde‍ɪk/

English Vietnamese dictionary

headache /'hedeik/
  • danh từ
    • chứng nhức đầu
      • to suffer from headache(s): bị nhức đầu
      • to have a bad headache: nhức đầu lắm
      • a headache pill: viên thuốc nhức đầu
    • (thông tục) vấn đề hắc búa

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 a continuous pain in the head: to suffer from headaches + Red wine gives me a headache. + I have a splitting headache (= a very bad one). + a tension headache
2 a person or thing that causes worry or trouble: The real headache will be getting the bank to lend you the money.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 migraine, Technical cephalalgia:
Hazel says she has a headache and cannot come to work today.
2 worry, bother, vexation, inconvenience, nuisance, annoyance, problem, difficulty, trouble, bane, Colloq pain (in the neck), Slang pain in the Brit arse or US ass:
The balance of payments deficit is a perpetual headache.

Collocation dictionary

1 pain in the head


bad, severe, terrible, violent | mild, slight | dull | pounding, splitting, throbbing | migraine, tension
He developed a severemigraine headache.


have, suffer from
I've got a splitting headache.
| get, develop
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.
| plead
She had left the party early, pleading a headache.


pill, tablet
> Special page at ILLNESS

2 sb/sth that causes worry/difficulty


big, major, real | constant


~ for
Uneven cash flowproved to be a major headache for the company.

Concise English dictionary

+something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
+pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs