Adjective "hangover" definition and examples

(Hangover may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈhaŋəʊvə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A severe headache or other after-effects caused by drinking an excess of alcohol.
  1. 'But, as with so many high-flyers of the 80s, the headaches and the hangovers were on their way.'
  2. 'I had always been lucky when it had come to alcohol and hangovers.'
  3. 'Seeing the disaster zone in the cold light of day can be enough to speed a headache to a full-blown hangover.'
  4. 'I've always thought of hangovers as alcohol's vengeful older brother.'
  5. 'Never have collective headaches and hangovers been better earned.'
  6. 'Additionally, the increased rate of absorption seems to increase headaches and hangovers.'
  7. 'He was starting to think that the massive headache he got from hangovers would be an every day thing.'
  8. 'If teams are supposed to have hangovers after European matches how come Celtic make the opposition do all the suffering?'
  9. 'Your cousin Harry pours drinks so strong your hangover gets a hangover?'
  10. 'These side-effects are far more severe than a hangover and can act as a strong deterrent to drinking.'
A custom, habit, feeling, etc. that survives from the past.
  1. 'The name was a hangover from the First World War, when the larger mortars were employed to lay down smoke or gas.'
  2. 'Mr Mahony blames a hangover from the Honeyford affair on the failure to establish real dialogue on race issues.'
  3. 'This could be a hangover from communism, while there could be other influences.'
  4. 'As a result this practice, a hangover from the old regime, was discontinued in 1995.'
  5. 'The poles are a hangover from the days when barbers doubled as surgeons and carried out bloodletting.'
  6. 'Lulled by its peace we rather like its decay, the sense of being a hangover from another era.'
  7. 'However, the historical elements you use should be those that are meaningful to you, not just hangovers from the past that nobody has really thought about.'
  8. 'Like refrigerated Valpolicella and pet rocks, it feels like a hangover from another age.'
  9. 'The closing of the precinct was a hangover from the casino idea, which was still a possibility.'
  10. 'I guess it's a hangover from my childhood in Japan: I find koi extremely calming.'

More definitions

1. the disagreeable physical aftereffects of drunkenness, such as a headache or stomach disorder, usually felt several hours after cessation of drinking.

2. something remaining behind from a former period or state of affairs.

3. any aftermath of or lingering effect from a distressing experience: the post-Watergate hangover in Washington.

More examples(as adjective)

"effects can be hangover."

"streets can be hangover."

"twos can be hangover."

"strategists can be hangover."

"people/places/organizations can be hangover."

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