English - Vietnamese Dictionary
brain /brein/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (số nhiều) trí tuệ; trí lực; sự thông minh
- (từ lóng) máy tính điện tử
- too have something on the brain
- luôn luôn nghĩ ngợi về một điều gì; bị một điều gì ám ảnh
- an idle brain is the devil's workshop
- (tục ngữ) nhàn cư vi bất thiện
- to make somebody's brain reel
- làm cho ai choáng váng đầu óc
- to pick (suck) somebody's brain
- moi và dùng những ý kiến của ai
- to rack cudgel, puzzle, beat, ransack) one's brains
- to turn somebody's brain
- làm cho đầu óc ai hoa lên
- làm cho ai đâm ra tự đắc lố bịch
- ngoại động từ
- đánh vỡ óc, đánh vỡ đầu (ai)
+that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
+that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
+someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
+the brain of certain animals used as meat
+hit on the head
+kill by smashing someone's skull
Advanced English Dictionary
1 brains, intelligence, intellect, understanding, sense, thought, imagination, capacity, perspicacity, perceptiveness, perception, percipience; wisdom, sagacity, wit, discernment, acumen; knowledge, cognition:
Although she's not yet ten, she has the brain to become a great mathematician.
2 genius, mastermind, intellectual; leader, planner:
Many people regard Einstein as the greatest brain of the 20th century. Ivor was clearly the brains of the operation.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [C] the organ inside the head that controls movement, thought, memory and feeling: damage to the brain + brain cells + She died of a brain tumour. + a device to measure brain activity during sleep
2 (brains) [pl.] the brain of an animal, eaten as food: sheep's brains
3 [U, C, usually pl.] the ability to learn quickly and think about things in a logical and intelligent way: It doesn't take much brain to work out that both stories can't be true. + Teachers spotted that he had a good brain at an early age. + You need brains as well as brawn (= intelligence as well as strength) to do this job.
4 [C, usually pl.] (informal) an intelligent person: We have the best scientific brains in the country working on this.
5 (the brains) [sing.] the most intelligent person in a particular group; the person who is responsible for thinking of and organizing sth: He's always been the brains of the family. + The band's drummer is the brains behind their latest venture.
Idioms: have sth on the brain (informal) to think about sth all the time, especially in a way that is annoying: He has sex on the brain.
more at BEAT v., BLOW v., CUDGEL v., PICK v., RACK v.
+ verb [VN] (informal) to kill a person or an animal by hitting them very hard on the head: I nearly brained myself on that low beam.
1 part of the body
human | left, right
The left brain controls the right-hand side of the body.
BRAIN + NOUN
cell, tissue | region | function, process | activity | damage, disease, disorder, failure, haemorrhage, illness, injury, tumour | scan | surgeon, surgery
in the/your ~
Doctors tried to reduce the swelling in his brain.
| on the/your ~
He was found to have a blood clot on his brain. (figurative) He's got football on the brain (= thinks about nothing but football).
blow your brains out
While cleaning his shotgun he had accidentally blown his own brains out.
2 ability to think/intelligence
fertile, fine, good, great, quick | muddled, tired
My tired brain couldn't cope with such a complex problem.
VERB + BRAIN
We racked our brains but we couldn't come up with a solution.
| pick sb's
(= ask sb for information because they know more about a subject than you)I need to pick your brains: what can you tell me about credit unions?
It doesn't take much brain to work out that both stories can't be true.
BRAIN + VERB
function, tick over, work
It's important to keep your brain ticking over.
His brain reeled as he realized the implication of his dismissal.
| register sth
The stopping distance includes the time taken for the brain to register the need to stop.
BRAIN + NOUN
the brains behind the robberies
brains and brawn/brains and not brawn, etc.
They relied on brains rather than brawn (= intelligence, not strength).
| have a brain for sth
She has a good brain for mathematics.
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