Translation of head in Spanish:
- 1 (Anatomy) to nod one's headasentir con la cabezato shake one's head(meaning no)
negar con la cabeza(meaning yes) (American English)my head aches/hurts a fine head of hair
asentir con la cabezauna buena cabellerato stand on one's headpararse de cabeza (Latin America)I fell asleep as soon as my head touched the pillow
hacer el pino (Spain)me quedé dormido en cuanto puse la cabeza en la almohadafrom head to foot o toede pies a cabezahe's a head taller than his brother
de arriba (a) abajole lleva or le saca una cabeza a su hermanoto win/lose by a head (Horse racing)ganar/perder por una cabezago and boil your head! [slang] [dated]¡vete a freír espárragos! [colloquial]head over heelsshe tripped and went head over heels down the stepstropezó y cayó rodando escaleras abajoto be head over heels in loveestar locamente or perdidamente enamoradohe fell head over heels in love with herse enamoró locamente or perdidamente de ellaheads up! (American English) [colloquial]¡ojo! [colloquial]heads will roll
¡cuidado!van a rodar cabezason your/his (own) head be itla responsabilidad es tuya/suyathey need their heads knocked together (British English)
allá te las compongas/se las componga [colloquial]necesitan que les den una buena lecciónto bang one's head against a (brick) walldarse (con) la cabeza contra la paredto be able to do something standing on one's head
darse (de) cabezazos contra la paredpoder hacer algo con los ojos cerradosto bite o snap somebody's head offecharle una bronca a alguien [colloquial]to bury one's head in the sandhacer como el avestruzto get one's head down [colloquial](work hard)
ponerse a trabajar en serio(settle for sleep) (British English)to give head [vulgar]
irse a dormirmamarla [vulgar]to give somebody her/his head
chuparla [vulgar]darle rienda suelta a alguiento give a horse its headsoltarle las riendas a un caballoto go over somebody's head(bypassing hierarchy)(exceeding comprehension) his lecture went straight over my head
pasar por encima de alguienno entendí nada de su conferenciamy sarcasm went right over his headno captó mi sarcasmothe discussion was way above my headla discusión era muy complicada para míto go to somebody's headsubírsele a la cabeza a alguienthe wine's gone to my headse me ha subido el vino a la cabezathe promotion's gone right to her headel ascenso se le ha subido a la cabezato hang one's headbajar la cabezato have a big o swelled o (British English) swollen headser un creídodon't tell him or he'll get a swelled o (British English) swollen head
tenérselo muy creído (Spain)no se lo digas, que se le van a subir los humos a la cabezato have one's head in the clouds to hold one's head up o high o up highir con la cabeza bien altawith head held highcon la cabeza bien altato keep one's head above watermantenerse a floteto keep one's head down(avoid attention)
mantenerse al margen(work hard)
no levantar la cabeza(lit: keep head lowered)to knock something on the head [colloquial] to laugh one's head off to scream/shout one's head off
no levantar la cabezagritar a voz en cuelloto lay o put one's head on the block for somebodyjugarse por alguiento make head or tail o (in American English also) heads or tails of somethingI can't make head or tail of itpara mí esto no tiene ni pies ni cabezacan you make head or tail of these figures?¿tú entiendes estas cifras?I've never been able to make head or tail of hernunca he logrado entenderlato rear one's ugly headracism/fascism reared its ugly head againvolvió a aparecer el fantasma del racismo/fascismoto stand/be head and shoulders above somebody(be superior)(lit: be taller) he is a good head and shoulders above his elder brother
darle cien vueltas a alguien
estar muy por encima de alguienle lleva más de una cabeza a su hermano mayorto stand o turn something on its headdarle la vuelta a algoto turn somebody's headthe sort of good looks that turn heads
poner algo patas arriba [colloquial]
dar vuelta algo (Southern Cone)el tipo de belleza que llama la atención or que hace que la gente se vuelva a mirara girl who'd turn any young man's headuna chica capaz de trastornar or de volver loco a cualquier jovenwinning the competition turned her headel haber ganado el concurso se le subió a la cabeza(before noun) head injury/woundlesión (feminine) /herida (feminine) en la cabezaExample sentences
- Trying to determine the reason for the human logjam, I craned my neck trying to see over the heads of the rest of the parishioners.
- Stretch your arms upwards and imagine you're trying to grasp something just above your head.
- Gods are all represented as having animal heads, and bodies of humans.
- 2(mind, brain)my head was reeling o spinning
cabeza (feminine)la cabeza me daba vueltasI said the first thing that came into my headdije lo primero que se me ocurrió or que me vino a la cabezaI've got all the figures in my headtengo todos los datos en la cabezashe added it up in her headhizo la suma mentalmentedon't worry o bother your head about thatno te calientes la cabeza con esohe needs his head examined
no le des más vueltas al asuntoestá or anda mal de la cabezahe has an old head on young shoulderses muy maduro para su edadshe has a good head for business/figurestiene cabeza para los negocios/los númerosI've no head for heightssufro de vértigoI need to keep a clear head for the interviewtengo que estar despejado para la entrevistause your head!¡usa la cabeza!if we put our heads together, we'll be able to think of something
¡piensa un poco!si lo pensamos juntos, algo se nos ocurriráit never entered my head that …ni se me pasó por la cabeza or jamás pensé que …to get something into somebody's headmeterle algo en la cabeza a alguienhe's got it into his head that …se le ha metido en la cabeza que …me, a Buddhist? what put that (idea) into your head?¿yo budista? ¿de dónde sacaste eso?she took it into her head to become an actressse le antojó or se le metió en la cabeza que quería ser actrizto be off one's head [colloquial]estar chiflado [colloquial]to be out of one's head [slang]
estar or andar mal de la cabeza(on drugs)
estar flipado or volado or (Colombia) volando or (Mexico) hasta atrás [slang](drunk)to be soft o weak in the head
estar como una cuba [colloquial]estar mal de la cabezaare you soft in the head or something?¿pero tú estás mal de la cabeza?to have one's head screwed on (right o the right way) [colloquial]
¿pero a ti te falta un tornillo? [colloquial]tener la cabeza bien puestato keep/lose one's headmantener/perder la calmatwo heads are better than one to be in over one's headestar metido en hondurasExample sentences
- The drawing is from memory - from inside their heads - from their imaginations.
- The Archdeacon led a minute's silence as the congregation held a picture in their heads of their favourite memory of the twins.
- While I've a house full of things he gave me, and a head full of memories, this glorious sound is the best gift of them all.
- 3 3.1(of celery)
cabeza (feminine)(of nail, tack, pin)
cabeza (feminine)(of spear, arrow)
punta (feminine)(of hammer)
cabeza (feminine)(of cane, stick)
puño (masculine)(on beer)
espuma (feminine)(of river)a head of lettuce
cabecera (feminine)una lechuga3.2(top end — of bed, table)
cabecera (feminine)(— of page, letter)
encabezamiento (masculine)(— of procession, line)at the head of the list
cabeza (feminine)encabezando la lista, a la cabeza de la listaNapoleon was advancing at the head of 100,000 menNapoleón avanzaba a la cabeza de 100.000 hombreshe retired after 20 years at the head of the companyse jubiló tras 20 años al frente or a la cabeza de la compañíaExample sentences
- They made their way to the grand room where the King sat at the head of the long table.
- Could you please position yourself at the bed's head?
- I was put at the head of the table in between Teodora, and Ivan, her Serbian uncle.
- Many pitched tents more than a fortnight ago to make sure they were at the head of the queue when the homes come on sale tomorrow morning.
- A picture shows the developers on horseback at the head of the parade.
- As Ella and George watch the rest of the march, the kids sneak down the alleyways and rejoin the head of the procession.
- For some time I tried to find an wise or witty one to insert at the head of my home page.
- He would start reading at the head of a page then his head would move downward in a straight line until he got to the foot of the page.
- At 115, at the head of the page, your Honours will see, at line 4, his Honour reads out the questions which had been written by the jury.
- Now officers at Belmarsh prison, London, have discovered him building a bomb inside prison using match heads and nails from prison furniture.
- Iron stains may be easy to diagnose because they are often near nail heads, screw heads or other hardware.
- Countersink nail and screw heads that are sticking up above the surface.
- This is a traditional English variety, with tender stems and small leafy purple heads.
- What about a head of crisp, green lettuce for that fresh salad you were wanting to prepare?
- The Powley vegetable growers are running a competition for the biggest head of cabbage.
- It's an almost black beer with a creamy head, giving a subtle roasted coffee aroma.
- We look at how we can extend the shelf life of beer and at improving foam - people equate freshness with a nice head of foam.
- The purpose of a proper glass is to concentrate the aroma and allow a full head of foam to develop.
- The river head is the source not only of the property's water, but also of its joie de vivre.
- With his wife and child, he had ridden seventy-five miles up the valley to meet the Mormon party near the head of Lemhi River.
- In 1754, Virginia dispatched an army under Lieutenant Colonel George Washington to construct a fort at the head of the Ohio River.
- 4 4.1(chief)administrative/executive head
director, (-tora) (masculine, feminine)director administrativo/ejecutivosection head head of state/governmentjefe de Estado/de Gobiernothe head of the householdel jefe or el cabeza de familia(before noun) head buyer head coach(in US football)head cook
primer entrenador, (primera entrenadora) (masculine, feminine)primer cocinero, (primera cocinera) (masculine, feminine)head girl/boy (British English) (Sch)
jefe, (-fa) (masculine, feminine) de cocina(alumno elegido para representar al alumnado de un colegio)4.2also: head teacher(especially British English)
director, (-tora) (masculine, feminine) (de colegio)Example sentences
- Their findings are released today on the eve of the Thessaloniki summit of heads of EU political leaders that will decide the future framework of the community.
- The next highest paid director was the head of its US aggregates business Tom Hill.
- On the other hand, these same leaders are often the heads of militias and these militias are being used to assassinate political opponents.
- 6 (crisis) to come to a headhacer crisisshe brought things to a head by issuing an ultimatum
llegar a un punto críticollevó las cosas a un punto crítico al darles un ultimátumhis arrival brought the conflict to a headsu llegada hizo estallar el conflicto
- 8 8.1 (Audio, Computing) 8.2(of a drill)
cabezal (masculine)Example sentences8.3
also: cylinder headExample sentences
- He wired up players with heart rate monitors and breathing sensors, and lights were attached to the heads of the putting clubs to allow their movements to be studied.
- Pushing forth, he jabbed the head of the weapon into the greaves of the incoming phalanx.
- Adjustment of the cutting heads allows a great variety of moldings to be manufactured.
- This thin data storage device has a flexible recordable disk and recording heads arranged on both sides of the disk.
- The main drive contains the drive electronics and heads.
- They are used for quality control in manufacturing digital recording heads as well as in the construction of compact audio disk stampers.
- 9 9.1(heading)under separate heads
encabezamiento (masculine)bajo encabezamientos diferentes9.2 (Journalism)Example sentences
- The front section of each issue has brief pieces, about research and about the political and social setting of science, and these often have punchy heads.
- 10 (Geography)Example sentences
- The print was Thea Schrack's ‘Yaquina Head Lighthouse.’
- Baynham has farmed for all of his 70 years at Penlen farm on St David's Head.
- The images include four lighthouses in Maine - Bass Harbor Head Light, Cape Neddick Light, Pemaquid Point Light, and Portland Head Light.
- 11 (Nautical) 11.1(bow of a ship)11.2
proa (feminine)(top of a sail)11.3 (toilet) (also pl)
gratil (masculine)letrinas (feminine plural)Example sentences
- Although the sea washed the heads clean as the ship pitched, the heads still needed a regular scrub-down with a broom.
- It was posted in some of the heads on the ship the day before the plane went down.
- To the port side aft is the head and shower and a quarter berth cabin with large double berth.
- As the <i>Grosvenor</i> sliced towards the rocks at six knots, the officer of the watch dismissed reports of shore fires beyond the ship's head.
- There was no way the captain could keep the ship's head up into the seas.
- 1 1.1(march/procession)
ir a la cabeza de(list)with López still heading the field, the runners …
encabezarlos corredores, con López todavía a la cabeza or en cabeza, …1.2(revolt)
ser el cabecilla de(team)
estar al frente deExample sentences
- The man who heads the company charged with regenerating Swindon's town centre is leaving after only two years in the job.
- In the late 1990s he was, briefly, charged with heading a newly established repatriation service.
- A monitoring unit, headed by Martinez's son, Hugo, pinpointed the area where the call was coming from.
- With white and purple-robed priests heading the procession, the coffin was carried into the church.
- Five police cars headed the march.
- Sean Lamont heads a quintet of wing specialists who are vying for position in the Stade de France showdown.
- 2 (direct) (+ adverb complement)(vehicle/ship)perhaps you could head me toward the nearest bank
dirigir¿me podría indicar dónde queda el banco más próximo?which way are you headed?¿hacia or para dónde vas?they're headed for defeatvan camino de la derrotaExample sentences
- The sheep halted, and at the whistle the dog proceeded with short flanking runs which headed them into the gap.
- Stallone heads his car towards him, so he jumps into the river.
- Head them towards the Washington area.
- 3 (in soccer)(ball)
- The Czechs attack again, with Karel Poborsky heading a long ball back across the face of goal from the far post.
- Duff attacks down the left wing, but his ball is headed away by Sulimani.
- Finnan loops a cross into the box, and Keane heads the ball down into Duff's path.
- 4 4.1(page/chapter)4.2
encabezaralso: headed past participleExample sentences
- She has an obvious reverence for the music; most of the book's chapters are headed by famous song titles.
- He heads his article by saying that havens for wild life don't need buffer zones.
- His article is headed The BBC has done the country a favour.
- the car was heading westel coche iba en dirección oestewhere are you heading?¿hacia or para dónde vas?we were heading in the direction of Santiagoíbamos camino de Santiago or con rumbo a SantiagoI think we're heading in the right direction
nos dirigíamos a Santiagocreo que vamos bien encaminados or por buen caminoit's time we were heading backya va siendo hora de que volvamos or regresemos
- 1.1 (go toward) the car was heading straight for me
- 1verb + adverb (set out) 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1 (get in front of) 2.2 (prevent, forestall)
el coche venía derecho hacia míthe ship was heading for Barcelona
el barco iba con rumbo a Barcelonait's getting late, let's head for home he always heads for the nearest bar
siempre va derecho al bar más próximothe audience was heading for the exit
el público se dirigía hacia la salida1.2 (be in danger of) (usually in -ing form) they are heading for bankruptcy they're heading for a confrontation with the police
se están buscando un enfrentamiento con la policíato be headed for something
ir camino de algo
(criticism/threat)head him off if he tries to bring the subject up
atájalo si trata de sacar el tema
estar a la cabeza de
estar a la cabeza de
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