take it into one's head to do something

take it into one's head to do something
impetuously decide to do something

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  • head — [hed] n. [ME hede, heved < OE heafod, akin to Ger haupt (OHG houbit, Goth haubith) < IE base * kaput (orig. prob. cup shaped) > L caput: merged in Gmc with word akin to OHG hūba, a cap, crest (Ger haube) < IE base * keu , to bend,… …   English World dictionary

  • head — /hɛd / (say hed) noun 1. the upper part of the human body, joined to the trunk by the neck. 2. the corresponding part of an animal s body. 3. the head considered as the seat of thought, memory, understanding, etc.: to have a head for mathematics …  

  • head — headlike, adj. /hed/, n. 1. the upper part of the body in humans, joined to the trunk by the neck, containing the brain, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. 2. the corresponding part of the body in other animals. 3. the head considered as the center of… …   Universalium

  • take — v. & n. v. (took; taken) 1 tr. lay hold of; get into one s hands. 2 tr. acquire, get possession of, capture, earn, or win. 3 tr. get the use of by purchase or formal agreement (take lodgings). 4 tr. (in a recipe) avail oneself of; use. 5 tr. use… …   Useful english dictionary

  • head — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pate, poll, noggin (sl.), bean (sl.); chief, director, manager, leader; title, heading, caption; talent, ability, judgment; class, category, type, grouping; slang, user, addict (see habit). See… …   English dictionary for students

  • head — n., adj., & v. n. 1 the upper part of the human body, or the foremost or upper part of an animal s body, containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs. 2 a the head regarded as the seat of intellect or repository of comprehended information. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Take — Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • head — head1 W1S1 [hed] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(top of body)¦ 2¦(mind)¦ 3¦(calm/sensible)¦ 4¦(person in charge)¦ 5¦(front/leading position)¦ 6¦(crazy)¦ 7 a head/per head 8¦(river/valley)¦ 9 come to a head 9 bring something to a head …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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