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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
give sb a headache/hangover
▪ Keep the noise down – you’re giving me a headache!
▪ Characteristically he was suffering from a hangover, she from morning-sickness.
▪ Sir Denys has suffered a Major hangover.
▪ I am numb, suffering from an adrenalin hangover.
▪ After all you had to drink last night, I'm surprised you don't have a hangover.
▪ Could you try to keep the noise down? I've got a hangover.
▪ Kevin woke up the next day with a terrible hangover.
▪ She knew that her feeling of awkwardness in social situations was a hangover from her schooldays
▪ The company's debt is a hangover from its attempts to expand too rapidly.
▪ Extra vitamins, especially B. And I think the medical social worker, once she's over her present hangover.
▪ I hope it gave them an almighty hangover.
▪ I was grateful, as I had never before experienced what is euphemistically called a hangover.
▪ It's the hangover from twenty-four hours of daft behaviour.
▪ The plants that grew over their grave are believed to remedy hangovers.
▪ Whatever one's political leanings, the threat of serious disruption from the miners, union seemed quite evidently an ideological hangover.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

hangover \hangover\ n.

  1. An unpleasant feeling, such as a headache, occurring as an aftereffect from the use of drugs (especially alcohol).

  2. an official who remains in office after his term.

    Syn: holdover.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

also hang-over, 1894, "a survival, a thing left over from before," from hang (v.) + over. Meaning "after-effect of drinking too much" is first attested 1904, on notion of something left over from the night before.


n. 1 illness caused by a previous bout of alcohol drinking. 2 An unpleasant relic left from prior events.

  1. n. disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol) [syn: katzenjammer]

  2. an official who remains in office after his term [syn: holdover]

  3. something that has survived from the past; "a holdover from the sixties"; "hangovers from the 19th century" [syn: holdover]

Hangover (disambiguation)

A hangover is an unpleasant physiological effect that often follows the extensive consumption of alcohol.

Hangover may also refer to:

  • The Hangover Trilogy, a series of comedy films
    • The Hangover, a 2009 film and the first film in the franchise
    • The Hangover Part II, a 2011 film and the second film in the franchise
    • The Hangover Part III, a 2013 film and the final film in the franchise
  • Hangover (2010 film)
  • Hangover (2014 film), an Indian film
  • "Hangover" (Sanctuary), a season three episode of Sanctuary

A hangover is the experience of various unpleasant physiological and psychological effects following the consumption of ethanol, as found in wine, beer and distilled spirits. Hangovers can last for several hours or for more than 24 hours. Typical symptoms of a hangover may include headache, drowsiness, concentration problems, dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress (e.g., vomiting), absence of hunger, sweating, nausea, hyper-excitability and anxiety.

While the causes of a hangover are still poorly understood, several factors are known to be involved including acetaldehyde accumulation, changes in the immune system and glucose metabolism, dehydration, metabolic acidosis, disturbed prostaglandin synthesis, increased cardiac output, vasodilation, sleep deprivation and malnutrition. Beverage-specific effects of additives or by-products such as congeners in alcoholic beverages also play an important role. The symptoms occur typically after the intoxicating effect of the alcohol begins to wear off, generally the morning after a night of heavy drinking.

Though many possible remedies and "folk cures" have been suggested, there is no compelling evidence to suggest that any are effective for preventing or treating alcohol hangover. Avoiding alcohol or drinking in moderation are the most effective ways to avoid a hangover. The socioeconomic consequences and health risks of alcohol hangover include workplace absenteeism, impaired job performance, reduced productivity and poor academic achievement. A hangover may also compromise potentially dangerous daily activities such as driving a car or operating heavy machinery.

Hangover (Starboy Nathan song)

"Hangover" is the third official single by Starboy Nathan, from his second album 3D - Determination, Dedication, Desire. The single was released on 16 September 2011 on digital download. The song charted at number 92 in the UK Singles Chart and number 29 on the UK R&B Chart. The song features vocals from English rapper and former Grime MC Wretch 32.

Hangover (Taio Cruz song)

"Hangover" is a song by English singer Taio Cruz from his third studio album, TY.O. Released on 4 October 2011 in Germany, and 4 March 2012 in the United Kingdom, the song serves as the album's international lead single, and follows " Troublemaker" as the album's second British single. American rapper Flo Rida contributes guest vocals. Another alternate version of the song, titled "Takeover", was leaked online via

Hangover (2014 film)

Hangover is a 2014 Malayalam film directed by debutant Sreejith Sukumaran featuring Maqbool Salmaan, Shine Tom Chacko and Bhagath Manuel together with martial arts expert Govind Krishna who debuts in the film, in the lead roles The film showcases four friends from different tiers of society and how despite their devil-may-care personas rise up to tackle an incident in their lives. Archana Gupta and Shritha Sivadas play the heroines. screenplay-Sumesh V Robin, Director of Photography - Anishlal, Art Director - Arkan S Kollam

Hangover (2010 film)

Hangover is a 2010 Bengali film directed by Prabhat Roy and produced by Rose Valley Films Pvt. Ltd under the banner of Rose Valley Films Pvt. Ltd. The film features actors Prosenjit Chatterjee and Sayantika Banerjee in the lead roles. Music of the film has been composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Hangover (Psy song)

"Hangover" is a single by South Korean K-pop musician Psy, featuring American rapper Snoop Dogg. Its music video debuted on the June 8, 2014 broadcast of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. , the video has received over 260 million views on YouTube. The song serves as a follow-up to Psy's two international hit singles " Gangnam Style" and " Gentleman".

Usage examples of "hangover".

And now the place smelled like a Catalonian bordello, and the jagged edges of a hangover lacerated the backs of his eyes when he moved his head.

If Doccia had been drinking as much as we had been told he was also fighting a hangover as well as his enemy.

He started to move on but a bearded flatboat man was suddenly in front of him, piggy eyes glittering with a half-drunken hangover and tobacco crusted in his beard.

I sat listening to the pulse of one magnificent Quaalude hangover throb between any ears.

There were two or three other varieties of Trachodon that I could see, and a few smaller dinosaurs, with a massive bulk in what passed for the distance that might have been a brontosaurus hangover from the Jurassic of a few million years before.

After entering Gatorland through a giant pair of pretend alligator jaws, you find yourself on walkways over a series of murky pools in which are floating a large number of alligators that appear to be recovering from severe hangovers, in the sense that they hardly ever move.

Saturday morning, time for everyone to sleep off the hangovers and choke down a heavy breakfast.

Coastpoint Guards, using their hangovers as a tool for rejecting more of the others, then set out, double-timing the march down the dirt path.

By following the instructions contained in this book you can not only relieve the symptoms of headaches, migraines or hangovers in a way which is totally safe and free, but you can also heal whatever is causing this pain - and this is perhaps the most important difference between my headache cure and bottles of aspirin or paracetamol.

Hangovers and other types of headaches are caused by a build-up of toxins in the liver.

There are futuristic hangovers, there are chillers and tinglers, there are thrillers.

Before going down into the Underworld, Nifft assesses his weapons, and assesses too the physical symptoms of the Wayfarer's Blessing, the Charm of Brisk Blood, and the Life Hook, all as palpable as a hangover or caffeine jitters.

Then, while she was still drunk but already beginning to feel the bite of a hangover, she’d drag Saucerhead Tharpe out of bed and try to con him into helping her manage some criminal enterprise noteworthy for its complete boneheadedness.

Aspirin and the Brunei coffee had helped him get over the banger of a headache he’d had this morning, a hangover obtained courtesy of a few whiskey sours with Major Smith after the official reception.

Mr Quigg, who was in a slight haze of hangover, but surprisingly without remorse, agreed that he would chivalrously refrain from contesting charges of persistent drunkenness and mental cruelty.