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Definition of "headfirst" []

  • With the head leading; headlong: went headfirst down the stairs. (adverb)
  • Impetuously; brashly. (adverb)

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 "headfirst" in a sentence
  • "Junky's tailors are makers, who dive in headfirst, make lots of mistakes quickly, learn and iterate and improve and surprise, and the book and clothes are infused with that heartening spirit."
  • "There's also a strong temptation to lionize Pedro to the point of sainthood, and while Winick doesn't dive in headfirst, he doesn't exactly shy away from the opportunity either."
  • "Diving in headfirst and exposing yourself to it will at least make the anxiety die down a bit, if not eliminate it altogether."