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Definition of "head-on" []

  • With the head or front first: The cars crashed head-on. (adverb)
  • In open conflict; in direct opposition: "I have wondered since whether it would have been wiser to meet the issue head-on” ( Henry A. Kissinger). (adverb)
  • Facing forward; frontal. (adjective)
  • With the front end foremost: a head-on collision. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "head-on" in a sentence
  • "Kudos to the Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves, an incredible public-private partnership led by the UN Foundation, for tackling this problem head-on and committing to provide clean cookstoves to 100 million homes by 2020."
  • "Lady Castlemaine runs towards it head-on, and you must meet her there."
  • "That weekend, he and two friends were driving home from a party and were hit head-on."