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head-on

[hed-on, -awn]
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:
1830–40, Americanism

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head-on
 
adv, —adj
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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