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head-on

[hed-on, -awn] /ˈhɛdˈɒn, -ˈɔn/
adjective
1.
(of two objects) meeting with the fronts or heads foremost:
a head-on collision.
2.
facing the direction of forward motion or alignment; frontal.
3.
characterized by direct opposition:
a head-on confrontation.
adverb
4.
with the front or head foremost, especially in a collision:
She stepped out of the front door and walked head-on into her husband.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for head on

head-on

adverb, adjective
1.
with the front or fronts foremost: a head-on collision
2.
with directness or without compromise: in his usual head-on fashion
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Word Origin and History for head on

head-on

adv.

1840, from head (n.) + on.

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Idioms and Phrases with head on

head on

.
With the face or front first, as in The two bicycles collided head on. [ Early 1800s ]
.
In direct conflict, in open opposition, as in They decided to meet the opposition head on.
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