Definition of head-on in English:


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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.
    direct, face to face, personal
    informal eyeball to eyeball

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