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head-on

adverb \ ˈhed-ˈȯn , -ˈän \

Definition of head-on

1 : with the head or front making the initial contact
  • the cars collided head-on
2 : in direct opposition, confrontation, or contradiction
  • met the problem head-on

First Known Use of head-on

1809

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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head-on

adjective

Definition of head-on

1 : having the front facing in the direction of initial contact or line of sight
  • a head-on collision
2 : frontal 2b
  • a head-on confrontation

First Known Use of head-on

1887

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HEAD-ON Defined for English Language Learners

head-on

Definition of head-on for English Language Learners

  • : with the head or front hitting first

  • : in a very direct way


HEAD-ON Defined for Kids

head-on

adverb or adjective \ ˈhed-ˈȯn , -ˈän \

Definition of head-on for Students

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


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