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  ( brains    plural  )
1       n-count   Your brain is the organ inside your head that controls your body's activities and enables you to think and to feel things such as heat and pain.  
Her father died of a brain tumour.     
2       n-count   Your brain is your mind and the way that you think.  
usu poss N   (=mind, intellect)  
Once you stop using your brain you soon go stale..., Stretch your brain with this puzzle.     
3       n-count   If someone has brains or a good brain, they have the ability to learn and understand things quickly, to solve problems, and to make good decisions.  
I had a good brain and the teachers liked me.     
4       n-count   If someone is thebrains behind an idea or an organization, he or she had that idea or makes the important decisions about how that organization is managed.  
INFORMAL   usu pl, the N behind/of n  
Mr White was the brains behind the scheme..., Some investigators regarded her as the brains of the gang.     
5    If you pick someone's brains, you ask them to help you with a problem because they know more about the subject than you.  
pick someone's brains      phrase   V inflects  
Why should a successful company allow another firm to pick its brains?     
    to rack your brains  

brain damage     
If someone suffers brain damage, their brain is damaged by an illness or injury so that they cannot function normally.      n-uncount  
He suffered severe brain damage after a motorbike accident.     
Someone who is brain-damaged has suffered brain damage.      adj  
The accident left the boy severely brain-damaged and almost totally reliant on others.     
brain-dead   , brain dead, braindead  
1       adj   If someone is declared brain-dead, they have suffered brain death.  
2       adj   If you say that someone is brain-dead, you are saying in a cruel way that you think they are very stupid.,   (disapproval)   
brain death     
Brain death occurs when someone's brain stops functioning, even though their heart may be kept beating using a machine.      n-uncount  
brain drain     
When people talk about a brain drain, they are referring to the movement of a large number of scientists or academics away from their own country to other countries where the conditions and salaries are better.      n-sing  
brain teaser        ( brain teasers    plural  ) , brain-teaser   A brain teaser is a question, problem, or puzzle that is difficult to answer or solve, but is not serious or important.      n-count  
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someone who shows no support or enthusiasm about an idea/proposal/situation
expression used to label someone as young and unexperienced
make a lot of efforts to understand something
temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly
[informal] Ex:' What was the name of that actor? Damn! I'm having a brain fart!'
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