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[hed-tuh-hed] /ˈhɛd təˈhɛd/
in direct confrontation, opposition, or competition:
a head-to-head battle between the two companies.
Origin of head-to-head
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • head-to-head combat is common enough in the animal world.
  • Winning a head-to-head contest in the lab, though, doesn't mean the same thing will happen out in the field.
  • In head-to-head comparisons with telephone polls they seem to be better, faster and less expensive.
  • They generally do not compete head-to-head in industries.
  • Among those that reach the midpoint this weekend, six teams are involved in head-to-head clashes for division leads.
  • The study is the largest head-to-head comparison to date.
  • Maybe that one run might make a difference in who wins this week's matchup in a head-to-head league.
  • In playoff fantasy, games played is above all the key stat because you don't play head-to-head each week.
  • It represented the first exclusive head-to-head presentation of the education views of the presumptive presidential nominees.
  • Not that the two physicists are competing head-to-head.
British Dictionary definitions for head-to-head


in direct competition
a competition involving two people, teams, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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