Definition of head-on in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhɛdˈɒn/

adjective& adverb

1With or involving the front of a vehicle: [as attributive adjective]: a head-on collision [as adverb]: they hit a bus head-on
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  • Within seconds both vehicles were in a head-on collision then a further two cars crashed into the first two.
  • A motorist was cut free from her car after she was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle.
  • Police confirmed the two vehicles collided head-on near the caravan park at Thorpe Hall country estate.
direct, involving the front of a vehicle, front-to-front
2With or involving direct confrontation: [as adverb]: she’s a serious writer who frequently tackles social issues head-on
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  • These it gave a wide berth, wary of any head-on confrontation with the regime.
  • The key scene is one in which Dawn has a head-on confrontation with Geoff, the operational manager.
  • Most of them are trying to avoid head-on confrontation with the government.

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