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head–on

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adverb \ˈhed-ˈȯn, -ˈän\

Simple Definition of head–on

  • : with the head or front hitting first

  • : in a very direct way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of head–on

  1. 1 :  with the head or front making the initial contact <the cars collided head–on>

  2. 2 :  in direct opposition, confrontation, or contradiction <met the problem head–on>

1840

First Known Use of head–on

1840


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head–on

adjective

Definition of head–on

  1. 1 :  having the front facing in the direction of initial contact or line of sight <a head–on collision>

  2. 2 :  frontal 2b <a head–on confrontation>



1903

First Known Use of head–on

1903



HEAD–ON Defined for Kids

head–on

play
adverb or adjective \ˈhed-ˈȯn, -ˈän\

Definition of head–on for Students

  1. :  with the front hitting or facing an object <She ran head-on into a tree.>




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