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Synonyms for head

front

lead

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top

be in charge of

from head to foot

get something into your head

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go over your head

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  • be baffling
  • be perplexing
  • be incomprehensible
  • be impenetrable
  • be beyond comprehension
  • be all Greek to you
  • be above your head
  • be beyond your grasp

go to your head: intoxicate

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go to your head: make someone conceited

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  • make someone conceited
  • puff someone up
  • make someone full of themselves

head for something or someone

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head someone off

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head something up

keep your head

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  • stay calm
  • stay cool
  • remain unruffled
  • keep your shirt on
  • maintain your equilibrium

lose your head

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  • panic
  • go to pieces
  • get hysterical
  • get flustered
  • lose your self-control
  • lose control of yourself
  • lose your composure

off your head

put your heads together

Synonyms for head

the uppermost part of the body

the seat of the faculty of intelligence and reason

one who is highest in rank or authority

a mass of bubbles in or on the surface of a liquid

a term or terms in large type introducing a text

having or exercising authority

to have charge of (the affairs of others)

to move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something

to proceed in a specified direction

head off: to block the progress of and force to change direction

Synonyms for head

a single domestic animal

the front of a military formation or procession

the pressure exerted by a fluid

the top of something

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the source of water from which a stream arises

(grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent

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the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates)

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the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head

a dense cluster of flowers or foliage

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the educator who has executive authority for a school

an individual person

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a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

a rounded compact mass

the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container

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the part in the front or nearest the viewer

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a difficult juncture

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forward movement

a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer

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the rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint

that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves

(computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk

(usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head

(nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship

a projection out from one end

a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum

to go or travel towards

travel in front of

be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel

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be in the front of or on top of

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form a head or come or grow to a head

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remove the head of

References in periodicals archive ?
A separate Government policy, to give heads more control over running their schools, could effectively undermine the plan for so-called extended schools, the study said.
And we want to use this Bill to give heads and the police new powers to deal with this problem.
Mr Williams said the Government must demonstrate its commitment to personalisation and give heads the support they need to develop practical approaches and plan for the phased introduction of the idea across the system.
And we will give heads complete control over expulsion.
The NUT wants a change in the law to give heads the right to have such youngsters assessed if severe emotional and behavioural difficulties are suspected.
He was spelling out plans to give heads and governors more freedom to develop and to ensure schools fostered the talents of pupils.
The NUT yesterday sought a change in law to give heads the right to have such youngsters assessed if severe emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) were suspected.
Hague plans to give heads and governors control over schools by scrapping Local Education Authorities.
The Tory leader promised to give heads the right to expel as many problem pupils as they wish and also to set up exclusion units.
But we are urging the government to give heads the additional cash they need so that they are free to spend it on teachers and thereby reduce their class sizes.
The Tories also announced plans to give heads and governors the freedom to set their own schools' policies on issues like admissions, attendance and discipline.
The Government must change the law to give heads that power because local authorities and police are failing to deal with the problem, said National Association of Head Teachers general secretary David Hart.
And his proposal to give heads ``predictability and stability'' by moving teachers' pay to a three-year rather than annual cycle was dismissed as a ``sideshow''.