headfirst

adverb head·first \ ˈhed-ˈfərst \

Definition of headfirst

1 :with the head foremost
  • dove headfirst into the waves
2 :headlong 2

headfirst

adjective

Examples of headfirst in a Sentence

  1. She dove into the water headfirst.

  2. She rushed into the relationship headfirst.

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First Known Use of headfirst

1790


HEADFIRST Defined for English Language Learners

headfirst

adverb

Definition of headfirst for English Language Learners

  • : with the head leading

  • : without taking time to think about your actions


HEADFIRST Defined for Kids

headfirst

adverb head·first \ ˈhed-ˈfərst \

Definition of headfirst for Students

:with the head in front
  • He fell headfirst down the stairs.


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