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headfirst

[hed-furst] /ˈhɛdˈfɜrst/
adverb
1.
with the head in front or bent forward; headforemost:
He dived headfirst into the sea.
2.
rashly; precipitately.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; head + first
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British Dictionary definitions for headfirst

headfirst

/ˈhɛdˈfɜːst/
adjective, adverb
1.
with the head foremost; headlong: he fell headfirst
adverb
2.
rashly or carelessly
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