head over heels

adverb

Definition of head over heels

1a : in or as if in a somersault : helter-skelter
2 : very much : deeply head over heels in love

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On the third out, Marisnick was forced to dive head over heels to avoid a collision on a bloop fly ball eventually caught by second baseman Tony Kemp. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Jake Marisnick leaves game with 'knee discomfort'," 14 June 2019 Whitman was head over heels for it, as a subject fit for his titanic drive to coax positive value from absolutely anything. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "How to Celebrate Walt Whitman’s Two-Hundredth Birthday," 17 June 2019 So prepare yourself to fall head over heels in love with the absolutely dashing Washington. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Going to see 'Hamilton' in Louisville? Here are 9 tips to make you feel 'satisfied'," 4 June 2019 And by the sounds of it, Rachael and John are still head over heels for each other. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Rachael Ray and Her Husband John Cusimano Have Overcome So Much in Their Relationship," 19 Apr. 2019 Public and press were head over heels for autonomous vehicles. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Self-Driving Car Returns to Earth," 30 Nov. 2018 People have just fallen head over heels in love with him. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Aretha Franklin's iconic moments, from 'Respect' to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," 16 Aug. 2018 Kemp broke in, dove head first, and corralled the catch while tumbling head over heels as his hat left his head. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros use trio of homers to earn win No. 50," 21 June 2018 Bears fans are going to love this draft — if Pace doesn’t fall head over heels for an idea that creates more risk than necessary. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, "Bears fans are going to love this draft if Ryan Pace plays it safe and stays at No. 8," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of head over heels

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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