head

Pronunciation: /hed/

n

npl (heads)

  • (of coin) face (f) ‘heads or tails?’ ‘pile ou face?’

adj

  • 1 [injury] à la tête
  • 2 (chief) [cashier, cook, gardener] en chef

vt

  • 1 être en tête de [list, queue]; être à la tête de [firm, team]; mener [expedition, inquiry]
  • 2headed writing paper papier (m) à lettres à en-tête

vi

  • where was the train headed or heading? où allait le train? to head home rentrer he's heading this way! il vient par ici!

Idioms

to go to sb's head

to keep/lose one's head

garder/perdre son sang-froid

off the top of one's head

[say, answer] sans réfléchir

Phrasal verbs

head for

se diriger vers [place] 1.1 courir à [defeat]; courir vers [trouble]

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