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Examples of hangover in a Sentence
She woke up with a hangover.
Recent Examples of hangover from the Web
The bad: Hangovers are never good, but some are worse than others. Coughing up a 28-3 second-half lead in the Super Bowl?
Just be careful, because the hangover can be a monster.
The drug blocks a form of the enzyme acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), which helps the body metabolize alcohol; drinking while taking disulfiram leads to an extremely unpleasant, and occasionally fatal, constellation of hangover-like symptoms.
Jillian’s leaving that morning made the moment more melancholy than a Sunday hangover or an emo song alone, because something was missing.
One thing not to undersell, though, as far as the Falcons’ ability to handle the hangover is the presence of Dan Quinn, whose strengths as a coach—relating to and motivating players, and leading a program—should play right into handling it.
Beer flowed and ample skin showed as the largely college-aged crowd streamed onto the festival site Saturday afternoon in varying states of post-hangover energy.
In traditional medicine, however, the bile – which is sold both pure in small vials as well as an ingredient in other products – has been labeled a cure-all for everything from cancer to hangovers, National Geographic reports.
Things got worse as Cam Newton suffered through a season-long post-Super Bowl hangover and the lack of depth along the offensive line was exposed with injuries to Ryan Kalil and Michael Oher.
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Did You Know?
The effects of hangovers have been hanging around for ages. The word itself, however, has only been fermenting since the late 19th century. Originally, hangover described someone or something that remained or simply survived, but it was later distilled into common use as a word for the effects of overconsumption of alcohol or drugs. These days, hangover can also suggest an emotional letdown or an undesirable prolongation of notes or sounds from a loudspeaker.
First Known Use of hangover
HANGOVER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hangover for English Language Learners
: a sick feeling or condition that comes after drinking too much alcohol at an earlier time
medical Definition of hangover
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