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Definition of headache noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a 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. 2a person or thing that causes worry or trouble The real headache will be getting the bank to lend you the money.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: headache

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