CABEZA - Definition and synonyms of cabeza in the Spanish dictionary (2023)

cabeza

head ; knocker.

From the way his left shoulder is tipped forward, from the set of his head and the length of his stride, one gets the feeling that he is a fully clothed sprinter just leaving the starting blocks.

He got hit with a cricket ball, smack right on top of his knocker.

abrirse la cabeza

smash + Posesivo + head

smash + Posesivo + head open

He fell forward smashing his head against the metal frame of the bed.

Halfway through the prayer he screamed and fell backwards, smashing his head open on a rock.

aclararse la cabeza

clear + Posesivo + head

Christ, I'd better take some deep breaths and clear my head!.

agachar la cabeza ante

touch + Posesivo + forelock at/to

'Aye, aye, sir,' answered the cook, and touching his forelock, he disappeared at once in the direction of his galley="Sí, sí, señor," respondió el cocinero, y agachando la cabeza, desapareció al instante en dirección a la cocina.

águila de cabeza blanca

bald eagle

The dominant scavengers at all locations were magpies, bald eagles, golden eagles, turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, black bears, and probably elk and bison also participated in scavenging.

a la cabeza de

in the forefront of/in

Special librarians have, therefore, been in the forefront of the use of market research techniques in libraries.

andar con la cabeza en las nubes

walk (a)round with + Posesivo + head in the clouds

After all, a man with responsibilities can't walk around with his head in the clouds all the time.

apostarse la cabeza

bet + Posesivo + life

bet + Posesivo + bottom dollar

bet + Posesivo + shirt

bet + Posesivo + boots

He bet his life that he would be found innocent because he believed there was insufficent eyewitness accounts that would render a shadow of a doubt.

Vachal says there is 'no friggin' way' that happened and that she would 'bet her bottom dollar' that Bialek's allegations are untrue.

Nobody with any sense would bet their shirt on it, but it's worth a small punt.

I can bet my boots those who haven't read the book would love it.

apuntar a la cabeza con una pistola

put + a gun to + Posesivo + head

The man came up from behind and put a gun to my head.

asentimiento con la cabeza

head-nod [head nod]

nodding assent

nod

It has been discovered that head-nods, gaze-shifts, physical posture, and most of all facial expression, do make up in fact a patterned body-language.

His listeners looked around at each other and acknowledged the verity of his statement by nodding assents.

The other woman nodded, smiling slightly, and began to make concentric circles on a pad of paper.

asentir con la cabeza

nod

nod + assent

concur with + an assenting nod

agree with + a nod

The other woman nodded, smiling slightly, and began to make concentric circles on a pad of paper.

'I gather you're representing the smokers, Blanche, and you the non-smokers, Juan.' The two nodded assents.

Beck concurred with an assenting nod.

Bogardus agreed with a weary nod.

asomar la cabeza

poke + Posesivo + head

pop + Posesivo + head

One teacher I knew used to poke his head round the door just at the end of the day and say something like, 'Tomorrow when we meet I am going to tell you about the evil magician,' and then he would disappear leaving us all agog.

Two weeks later, Wren popped her head in at his door.

bajar la cabeza ante

tug + Posesivo + forelock at/to

touch + Posesivo + forelock at/to

The system had treated my grandfather like dirt and kept him tugging his forelock at those whose only virtue was to have been born to wealthier familes.

'Aye, aye, sir,' answered the cook, and touching his forelock, he disappeared at once in the direction of his galley="Sí, sí, señor," respondió el cocinero, y agachando la cabeza, desapareció al instante en dirección a la cocina.

caber en la cabeza

get + Posesivo + head around

wrap + Posesivo + head around

You are not quite sure how one man could get his head around this at the time, but he managed, in a masterful way.

Sleuthing is like second-nature to her, and she can't possibly wrap her head around the concept of renouncing it completely.

cabeza + dar vueltas

head + spin (around)

send + Posesivo + head spinning

There's so many fine women that my head is spinning.

You'd think she'd be used to running into lockers now but the pain still sent her head spinning.

cabeza de ajo

head of garlic

bulb of garlic

In the paella pan, sauté the red pepper, head of garlic, and garlic cloves until the peppers are quite soft but not brown, 15 to 20 min.

Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen have been found bulbs of garlic probably left there in order to keep away evil ghosts.

cabeza de cartel

headliner

The crowd is not getting it, and they only really come up with a decent applause when asked to give it up for tonight's headliners.

cabeza de chorlito[También escrito ditsy][También escrito dits][También escrito ditz][También escrito ditzy][Nombre y adjetivo][Forma abreviada de la palabra ning-nong, usada más comúnmente en Australia][Expresión más comúnmente usada en Australia y, a veces, abreviada a nong]

scatterbrain

ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.]

ditz

dits

ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.]

airhead

airheaded

empty-headed

bonehead

birdbrain

nong

ning-nong

A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.

She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.

She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.

But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.

If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.

Some people like airheads with fake boobs.

She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.

Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.

The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.

I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.

And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.

Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.

cabeza de familia

head of the household

householder

head of the family

This Act challenges programs that have different retirement requirements for men and women, different rules for the 'head of the household' or 'principal wage earner'.

It is the responsibility of the householder to ensure the refuse is bagged securely.

Leon Kalipay, as the head of the family, was very provident but at the same time very stern and always had the final say in different matters.

cabeza de impresión

print head

The impact dot matrix uses a print head of needles which are independently controlled to strike a ribbon onto paper.

cabeza de la manada

leader of the pack

To reclaim your rightful place as leader of the pack, you must teach your dog how to be a subordinate, not an equal.

cabeza de lanza

spearhead

The article carries the title 'HDTV as a spearhead of European industrial policy'.

cabeza de lectura

scanning head

The cartridge moves horizontally back and forth across a document and a scanning head digitises the document.

cabeza de línea

railhead

It wasn't long before the idea of a railhead was the talk of the town.

cabeza de muñeco que se balancea ligeramente

bobble head

These trophies have bobble head figures mounted on base and when moved the head bobbles back and forth.

cabeza de playa

beachhead

The men of the 6th Armored Infantry secured the beachhead without opposition.

cabeza de puente

bridgehead

With its centres of strength in Leipzig and Frankfurt, Deutsche Bibliothek is now prepared to serve as a bridgehead between East and West.

cabeza de puente aéreo

airhead

Of particular historical interest are the many airheads established by the German Army in their war with Russia in 1941-1945.

cabeza de semillas

seed head

Collect the seed heads when they are turning brown by cutting them from the plants and drying them on a tray made of very fine wire mesh.

cabeza de serrín[También escrito dits][También escrito ditz]

ditz

dits

airhead

airheaded

She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.

But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.

Some people like airheads with fake boobs.

She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.

cabeza de turco

patsy

scapegoat

whipping boy

fall guy

When the security services carry out acts of terror, they employ patsies who often are petty criminals or people who are mentally backward or mentally unstable.

'He's been trying to cover up his tracks; those engineers who got axed were his scapegoats'.

The coal industry has become the 'whipping boy' of environmentalists who fail to come up with realistic alternatives for energy.

This biopic of the serial killer Ted Bundy portraying him as a sex maniac and a grotesque fall guy is misguided.

cabeza dura

pigheaded

I argue that intellectual vices (such as being gullible, dogmatic, pigheaded, or prejudiced) are essential.

cabeza fría

cool head

Nothing fazes Paula and with her cool head she thrives on the daily challenges that come her way.

cabeza hueca[También escrito ditsy][También escrito dits][También escrito ditz][También escrito ditzy][Forma abreviada de la palabra ning-nong, usada más comúnmente en Australia][Expresión más comúnmente usada en Australia y, a veces, abreviada a nong]

empty-headed

ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.]

ditz

dits

ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.]

airhead

airheaded

bonehead

nong

ning-nong

pumpkin head

Republicans are so empty-headed, they wouldn't make a good landfill.

She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.

She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.

But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.

If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.

Some people like airheads with fake boobs.

She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.

The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.

And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.

Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.

He loved to tease his daughter by calling her pumpkin head.

cabeza lectora[Componente de una aparato eléctrico cuya función es leer datos]

read head

reading head

The two windows in the base plate of the scanner help move the read head accurately across the bar codes.

It is possible to buy disk cleaning kits which, used as instructed, will ensure that the reading head is kept free of contaminants which could cause data loss.

cabeza lectora de disco

disc reading head

Disk reading heads can be cleaned using special kits also easily obtained.

cabeza llena de pájaros

head in the clouds

The title of the conference was 'Head in the clouds, feet on the ground: serials vision and common sense'.

cabeza nuclear

warhead

Both countries feared that one would target the other with atomic warheads placed on missiles.

cabeza + rodar

head + roll

He is quick to spot 'deadwood' among administrative officers, and has no qualms about recommending whose 'head should roll'.

caer de cabeza

go over + Posesivo + head

The donkey turned a corner suddenly and Blucher went over his head.

calabaza vaciada en forma de cabeza

pumpkin head

If you are looking for information on pumpkin head Halloween mask, then you've come to the right place.

cigüeña de cabeza pelada

wood stork

Among wading birds, wood storks stand out.

cogerse la cabeza con las manos

hold + Posesivo + head in + Posesivo + hands

She came in holding her head in her hands, wondering what she had done to deserve the venom her daughter spewed at her.

con la cabeza descubierta

bareheaded

A bareheaded motorcyclist participating in a ride to protest mandatory helmet laws was killed when he was thrown over the handlebars.

con la cabeza en las nubes[También escrito ditsy][También escrito ditzy]

ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.]

ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.]

She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.

If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.

con la cabeza entre las manos

hold + Posesivo + head in + Posesivo + hands

She came in holding her head in her hands, wondering what she had done to deserve the venom her daughter spewed at her.

con la cabeza llena de pájaros

with + Posesivo + head in the clouds

With his head in the clouds he has failed to notice that he is venturing toward the edge of the cliff top that his path has become.

con la cabeza por delante

head-first

At the time of birth, about 60 percent of puppies are positioned in the uterus to come out head-first; the other 40 percent come out feet-first.

con la cabeza primero

head-first

At the time of birth, about 60 percent of puppies are positioned in the uterus to come out head-first; the other 40 percent come out feet-first.

correr como un pollo sin cabeza

run (a)round like + a headless chicken

I wasn't a technically gifted footballer; I would waste my energy running around like a headless chicken chasing the ball.

cortar la cabeza

behead

On July 2, 1834, the figurehead of President Andrew Jackson on the U.S. frigate Constitution was beheaded.

Cuidado con la cabeza[Señal de advertencia para sitios de techo bajo]

Mind your head

Tucked away under a sloping wood-beamed ceiling, this cosy room has roof views and romance aplenty - -though you'll need to mind your head in the bathroom.

dar quebraderos de cabeza

give + headaches

So far the technical problems of connecting across a network reliably to get WWW browsers working have given the most headaches.

de cabeza

head-first

At the time of birth, about 60 percent of puppies are positioned in the uterus to come out head-first; the other 40 percent come out feet-first.

declarar la guerra a muerte a

declare + open season on

President Bush is rattling his saber and has declared open season on Saddam personally.

de la cabeza a los pies

from head to foot

from head to toe

from nose to tail

The child was covered with scabies from head to foot, had fungal infection, was severely dehydrated and was suffering from septicaemia.

This exhibition features objects worn from head to toe and is divided into sections representing different accessories, cultures, and periods.

Mice are fastidious, regularly cleansing their bodies from nose to tail.

del tamaño de la cabeza de un alfiler

pin-head sized

This is a laparoscopy revealing diffuse white-yellowish pin-head sized milliary nodules over the whole visceral and peritoneal wall.

de pies a cabeza

from head to toe

from head to foot

nose to tail

from nose to tail

through and through

every inch

This exhibition features objects worn from head to toe and is divided into sections representing different accessories, cultures, and periods.

The child was covered with scabies from head to foot, had fungal infection, was severely dehydrated and was suffering from septicaemia.

And the mantra shared by all in this society is the desire to eat the whole animal, nose to tail.

Mice are fastidious, regularly cleansing their bodies from nose to tail.

Drew and Myra both grew up in New York, city kids through and through.

Something supremely elegant about the way Jimenez comports himself: every inch the Spanish grandee he is always worth watching.

desde la cabeza hasta los pies

head to toe

from head to toe

from head to foot

from nose to tail

The specialise in head to toe baby bibs that protect clothing and floor from food.

This exhibition features objects worn from head to toe and is divided into sections representing different accessories, cultures, and periods.

The child was covered with scabies from head to foot, had fungal infection, was severely dehydrated and was suffering from septicaemia.

Mice are fastidious, regularly cleansing their bodies from nose to tail.

destornillador de cabeza plana

flathead screwdriver

This can be done by prying it out with a razor blade or small flathead screwdriver.

disparo en la cabeza

headshot

In real life, a headshot virtually never leaves a neat little exit wound.

dolor de cabeza

headache

Even the ones who don't complain say they have coughing fits at times, and itchy eyes, and headaches.

dolor de cabeza espantoso

splitting headache

A total of 87 people had been admitted to hospital with the same symptoms: high blood pressure, splitting headache, high temperature and sore throat.

echar una cana al aire antes de sentar la cabeza

sow + Posesivo + wild oats

If he had let his hair down a bit more at his age and sowed his wild oats he might have been a better husband to Diana.

en + Posesivo + cabeza

on + Posesivo + mind

in + Posesivo + (own) mind

The school was sued for banning a young adult novel, 'Annie on my mind', about two high school girls who fall in love.

If in your mind your job is solely for the purpose of 'putting bread on the table,' you are, in a sense, prostituting your labor.

entrar en la cabeza

get + Posesivo + head around

wrap + Posesivo + head around

get it into + Posesivo + head

You are not quite sure how one man could get his head around this at the time, but he managed, in a masterful way.

Sleuthing is like second-nature to her, and she can't possibly wrap her head around the concept of renouncing it completely.

Surely someone can get it into his head that a fair compromise has been reached and all he has to do now is shut up and accept it.

esconder la cabeza como el avestruz

bury + Posesivo + head in the sand (like an ostrich)

stick + Posesivo + head in the sand

Parents said bullying was being ignored, and accused the headmaster of burying his head in the sand.

For all we know, this department may never have put together a policy for something like this - some prefer to keep sticking their heads in the sand.

estar tocado de la cabeza

be soft in the head

One of the curses of being a well-known science-fiction writer is that unsophisticated people assume you to be soft in the head.

golpearse la cabeza

bonk + Posesivo + head

bang + Posesivo + head

He bonked his head on the tub right at bedtime and immediately got a goose egg.

Forgetting the wall mounted television directly above her, Gemma stood up quickly and banged her head hard, knocking herself out.

golpearse la cabeza contra la pared

bang + Posesivo + head against a/the (brick) wall

Hi all, I've been banging my head against a brick wall trying to get this done, so hopefully somebody can help.

hacer reverencia con la cabeza

bow + Posesivo + head

Bowing their heads, they contritely accepted the chastisement.

herida en la cabeza

head injury

head wound

Brain damage from head injuries, strokes and tumours results in cognitive and emotional disorders in a large section of society annually.

Bleeding as a result of a minor head wound can also be treated at home in most situations.

inclinar la cabeza

bow + Posesivo + head

Bowing their heads, they contritely accepted the chastisement.

ir a la cabeza

lead + the way

lead + the pack

The tanks led the way and the remaining infantrymen trailed behind, using the tanks, trees and road bank as cover from the fire coming from the city.

Northern India has the least number of female tobacco users while eastern India leads the pack, according to India's first-ever adult tobacco survey.

irse la cabeza

go + bananas

'I can't take it! the man's gone bananas'.

írsele la cabeza

go off + Posesivo + head

Professor Carlsen, I decided, had gone off his head.

jugarse la cabeza

bet + Posesivo + life

bet + Posesivo + bottom dollar

bet + Posesivo + shirt

bet + Posesivo + boots

He bet his life that he would be found innocent because he believed there was insufficent eyewitness accounts that would render a shadow of a doubt.

Vachal says there is 'no friggin' way' that happened and that she would 'bet her bottom dollar' that Bialek's allegations are untrue.

Nobody with any sense would bet their shirt on it, but it's worth a small punt.

I can bet my boots those who haven't read the book would love it.

lanzarse de cabeza

jump in with + both feet

He jumped in with both feet, opening five stores in one go and declaring his intention to open 30 more within five years.

lavarse la cabeza

wash + Posesive + hair

shampoo + Posesivo + hair

Prince Harry has reportedly owned up to his friends that he has not washed his hair for two years.

The most important thing you can do to prevent or resolve oily hair is to shampoo your hair daily.

lesión en la cabeza

head injury

Brain damage from head injuries, strokes and tumours results in cognitive and emotional disorders in a large section of society annually.

levantar la cabeza

cock + Posesivo + head

raise + Posesivo + head

Whereupon he cocked his head in the direction of a sign above the exit which read: 'All bags, packages, and briefcases must be opened for inspection'.

He could not raise his head or stir a finger for the trance that held him, and Peroo was smiling vacantly at the lightning.

liarse la manta a la cabeza

jump in + head-first

jump in at + the deep end

throw + caution to the wind

That being said...you only live once, so if you decide to jump in head first, and if things don't work out, remember, you can always leave.

The article 'Jumping in at the deep end' explains the benefits and disadvantages of being a freelance editor.

If, on one night of the year, you throw caution to the wind and indulge in a few small candy bars, it won't kill you.

mantener la cabeza

keep + Posesivo + head

keep + Posesivo + head together

To keep one's head in a fight - win or lose - seems to depend on whether we know what we are fighting for.

How the author kept her head together to write the book is beyond me.

mantener la cabeza alta

hold + Posesivo + head high

All players got in the game, never gave up, played very sportingly and held their heads high throughout.

mantener la cabeza erguida

keep + Posesivo + head held high

The first step to stop people putting you down is to always look at the person in the eye, keeping your head held high.

mantener la cabeza fría

keep + a cool head

remain + cool-headed

play it + cool

To be a successful crane driver, you must have self-control and be able to keep a cool head in critical situations.

In these situations, customer service personnel earn their salaries by remaining cool-headed.

Meeting someone for the first time can be nerve-wracking, but so can trying to balance your eagerness with your need to play it cool when you're in a dating relationship.

mantenerse a la cabeza

stay + ahead of the pack

Overall labor productivity in the country will continue to grow if the very best companies continue to stay ahead of the pack.

más vale ser cabeza de ratón que cola de león

better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven

Perhaps the most often quoted line from John Milton's Paradise Lost is Satan's declaration: 'Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven'.

meter en la cabeza

get it into + Posesivo + head

Surely someone can get it into his head that a fair compromise has been reached and all he has to do now is shut up and accept it.

mover la cabeza[Normalmente en señal de asentimiento o disconformidad]

shake + Posesivo + head

The director shook his head from side to side.

mover la cabeza de arriba abajo

bob

The males are the ones who bob and bow and hop around, warbling all the while.

mover la cabeza de forma brusca hacia delante y hacia atrás

jerk + head

'This man won't open his briefcase for me,' the checker answered resentfully jerking his head in the direction of Dexter Rundle, who was standing off to the side as immobile as a statue="Este hombre se niega a abrir su cartera", repondió con resentimiento el inspector moviendo la cabeza de forma brusca hacia delante y hacia atrás en la dirección de Dexter Rundle, quien se mantenía a distancia en un lado tan inmóvil como una estatua.

no dejar títere con cabeza

turn + everything upside down

The offenders broke into rooms and systematically turned everything upside-down, throwing papers out of drawers and off shelves.

no encontrar ni el pie ni la cabeza

can't make head(s) or tail(s) of

I can't make heads or tails of all this monkey business.

no perder la cabeza

keep + a cool head

remain + cool-headed

play it + cool

To be a successful crane driver, you must have self-control and be able to keep a cool head in critical situations.

In these situations, customer service personnel earn their salaries by remaining cool-headed.

Meeting someone for the first time can be nerve-wracking, but so can trying to balance your eagerness with your need to play it cool when you're in a dating relationship.

no poder quitarse Algo de la cabeza

can't get it out of my mind

Some user may come to the library simply to ask for help 'My daughter died six montsh ago and I just can't get it out of my mind'.

no tener ni pies ni cabeza

can't make head(s) or tail(s) of

be pointless

make + no sense at all

make + no sense whatsoever

I can't make heads or tails of all this monkey business.

In such cases consultation of the classified files would be pointless and frustrating to the user.

The way President Obama has gone about it makes no sense at all.

Cuz they know that old coot constantly contradicts himself and makes no sense whatsoever.

no tener (ni) pies ni cabeza

there + be + no rhyme or reason

There's no rhyme or reason to her choices, she's the only one who knows why she chooses the way she does.

operación de cabeza

head surgery

Patients are willing to accept high risks with low probability of success when the payoff from success is high, such as in head surgery.

pañuelo de la cabeza[Para la cabeza]

headscarf [headscarves, -pl.]

foulard

I have been wearing a headscarf when I leave the privacy of my home for 25 years, since I was 17.

It is the same principle that has restricted displays of Muslim identity in women by banning the headscarf (foulard) in public spaces such as national schools.

pasar por encima de la cabeza

go over + Posesivo + head

The waves went over his head again and again, the whirlpools caught him and flung him on the cruel rocks.

pasar por la cabeza

come to + Posesivo + mind

come into + Posesivo + mind

cross + Posesivo + mind

Other questions come to mind: Will there still be paper books printed? Will libraries still carry these.

According to Coates, this results in headings whose first component is the most likely to come into the mind of the searcher.

While he supports the fight for gay marriage, the 70-year-old star recently confessed tying the knot never crossed his mind.

pedir la cabeza de Alguien

bay for + Posesivo + blood

Political commentators should stop baying for Blair's blood and take an honest look at the good he has achieved in office.

pensamiento que ronda la cabeza de Uno

thought + run through + Posesivo + head

You know, another thought's been running through my head, now that you mention a relationship between the public library and the schools.

perder la cabeza

lose + Posesivo + mind

lose + Posesivo + head

lose + Posesivo + marbles

go + bonkers

fly off + the handle

go (right) off + Posesivo + rocker

go out of + Posesivo + mind

go + soft in the head

go (a)round + the bend

go + mad

flip + Posesivo + lid

go + crackers

Preliminary analyses show that married women sometimes feel that they are losing their mind and that they have contemplated suicide.

In a competitie game defeat usually goes to the player who 'loses his head'.

The article is entitled 'Have We Lost Our Marbles?'.

The article is entitled 'Going Bonkers!': Children, Play and Pee-Wee'.

In other words, it is not true that homicides are commonly committed by ordinary citizens who just fly off the handle.

The Chinese seem to have gone off their rocker with the recent street protests against revisions of Japanese schoolbooks.

For this reason, he did not die, but rather went out of his mind.

But apparently the self-willed distinction affected his reason - he went soft in the head and ended up believing in his divine origins.

She thinks she's gone around the bend because she keeps dreaming about falling down a rabbit hole into another world.

The article is entitled 'The confrontation of childhood with a world gone mad: an examination of children's biography and autobiography in the context of World War 2'.

Mr James, who served 13 years of his 30-year sentence for the train robbery, said that he had come to the end of his tether and 'flipped his lid'.

We've gone crackers! Quinn and I were looking at Christmas crackers the other day and the prices are just ridiculous!.

piojo de la cabeza

head louse

The heat from a hair straightener can kill the head lice eggs and adult lice.

poner a + Nombre + a la cabeza de

put + Nombre + ahead in

The article 'Europe in the pole position of global patent information' reports on a new initiative to put Europe ahead in global patent information provision.

poner precio a la cabeza de Alguien

put + a price on + Posesivo + head

Moroccan families desiring to avenge their daughters have put a price on the journalist's head.

poner una pistola en la cabeza

put + a gun to + Posesivo + head

The man came up from behind and put a gun to my head.

por cabeza

per person

All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability.

quebradero de cabeza

headache

Even the ones who don't complain say they have coughing fits at times, and itchy eyes, and headaches.

rascarse la cabeza

scratch + Posesivo + head

In economic reports month after month, the Democrats and rocket scientists scratch their heads and wonder why job creation is too low.

reventarse la cabeza

smash + Posesivo + head

He fell forward smashing his head against the metal frame of the bed.

romperse la cabeza

puzzle + Reflexivo

scratch + Posesivo + head

rack + Posesivo + brains

So we see many wits and ingenuities lying scattered up and down the world, whereof some are now labouring to do what is already done and puzzling themselves to reinvent what is already invented.

In economic reports month after month, the Democrats and rocket scientists scratch their heads and wonder why job creation is too low.

She racked her brains for a way out but could not find anything successful.

sentar la cabeza

settle down

A once closed society suddenly opened its doors to allow other ethnic groups to come in and settle down in their midst, which led to many cross-marriages.

señal con la cabeza

nod

Once established, a look, a nod, or a warning sign from the teacher is usually enough to remind forgetful children of the accepted mode of behavior and to prevent distractions.

sin cabeza

headless

decapitated

The article 'Of Wonderland and headless chickens' describes the functions of Alice, a PC-based library automation system offering cataloguing, enquiry, acquisitions, and periodicals control=El artículo "Sobre el país de las maravillas y los pollos sin cabeza" describe las funciones de Alice, un sistema de automatización de bibliotecas para ordenadores personales que permite la catalogación, las consultas, las adquisiciones y el control de publicaciones periódicas.

The decapitated ants, on the contrary, were insensitive to the air current.

sin pies ni cabeza

without rhyme or reason

Many disliked the movement, which was abstract and appeared to be without rhyme or reason.

situarse a la cabeza

lead + the way

lead + the pack

The tanks led the way and the remaining infantrymen trailed behind, using the tanks, trees and road bank as cover from the fire coming from the city.

Northern India has the least number of female tobacco users while eastern India leads the pack, according to India's first-ever adult tobacco survey.

subírsele a la cabeza

go to + Posesivo + head

He put away twice as much wine as usual and it went to his head, so he stretched out on his bed for a nap.

subírsele los humos a la cabeza

get + too big for + Posesivo + boots

get + too big for + Posesivo + breeches

grow + too big for + Posesivo + breeches

grow + too big for + Posesivo + boots

He told Thaksin that when he himself was a boy, his mother always cut him down to size when he got too big for his boots.

He was unhappy about Rosecrans grabbing the limelight and just getting too big for his breeches and decided to let him stew a little bit.

Maybe he's just grown too big for his breeches; maybe she has been away too long and no one else has cut him down to size adequately enough in her absence.

He has grown too big for his boots and I hope someone cuts him down to size soon.

tener la cabeza llena de serrín

be soft in the head

One of the curses of being a well-known science-fiction writer is that unsophisticated people assume you to be soft in the head.

tener serrín en la cabeza

be soft in the head

One of the curses of being a well-known science-fiction writer is that unsophisticated people assume you to be soft in the head.

tirarse de cabeza

jump in + head-first

dive in

dive (in) + head-first

plunge in + head-first

That being said...you only live once, so if you decide to jump in head first, and if things don't work out, remember, you can always leave.

Players famed for their diving headers are fearless when diving in amongst flying boots to poach a goal in the six-yard box.

This article criticises the profession's readiness to dive head-first into the latest technology.

Kingfishers are often seen perched on a branch or rock close to water before plunging in head-first after their fish prey.

tirarse de cabeza a

dive into

Close your eyes and dive into a fantastic mood of relax and freedom!.

tirarse los trastos a la cabeza

go at it + hammer and tongs

have + a flaming row

have + a blazing row

The two men went at it hammer and tongs, right from the get-go, talking over each other, scowling, smirking, rolling eyes and generally refusing to cede a millimetre to their antagonist.

When Sherlock becomes unbearable on a case, it's up to John to find a way to defuse the situation any way he can, before they have a flaming row.

Just had a blazing row with my mother over the phone and am currently bringing myself back from what appeared to be a minor panic attack.

traer de cabeza

drive + Alguien + (a)round the bend

drive + Alguien + crazy

drive + Alguien + insane

drive + Alguien + mad

drive + Alguien + nuts

drive + Alguien + potty

drive + Alguien + to despair

drive + Alguien + up a/the wall

drive + Alguien + dotty

drive + Alguien + up the pole

If there is one behavior that most parents, caregivers and teachers would readily admit drives them around the bend it's whining.

Those who are 'perfectionists' in such things will want to drive you crazy worrying about 'what if two people go out together' or 'it won't be accurate because some users go out for a smoke and then come right back in' or 'what about kids who run in and out' and so forth.

As 'The Police' put it in their song, now a long time ago: 'Too much information running through my brain - Too much information driving me insane'.

This is a superb translation of the memoirs of the wife of Sado, the crown prince of Korea, who was driven mad and became a serial killer.

Jack's father and wife drove him nuts.

I can understand why he wants to go - he's normally very active and being stuck indoors during the day is driving him potty.

Ironically, Weber later changed his attitude and stated that 'a passion for bureaucracy is enough to drive one to despair'.

Your exaggerated coughs and annoyed looks and the oh so dramatic flailing about of your hands and arms when he lights up drive him up a wall.

She and her neighbours are being driven dotty by a pesky crow.

The two boys rapidly adopted Ardena as their 'baby sister' and teased, harassed her and drove her up the pole as brothers are supposed to.

volver a ponerse a la cabeza

regain + the lead

The federal government can and should play a much bigger role in helping American companies regain the lead in manufacturing.

volver la cabeza

turn + Posesivo + head

The horse snuffled indignantly and turned its head to look at him out of the corner of his eye.

volver la cabeza para mirar

rubberneck

Why do people rubberneck when they see an accident?.

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