adverb & adjective
- 1 [as adverb] With the head foremost: he fell headlong into the tentMore example sentences
- Amidst this revelry the Prince of Bohemia falls headlong in love with the long-lost Sicilian princess.
- She fell headlong down the stairs after catching him in bed with a barmaid.
- Completely taken by surprise, Vincent tripped over the foot and stumbled, falling headlong for the floor.
- 2In a rush; with reckless haste: [as attributive adjective]: a headlong dash through the house [as adverb]: those who rush headlong to join in the latest crazeMore example sentences
- Yet these are real risks, and they are being ignored in the headlong rush to profit from bioengineering breakthroughs.
- Now questions are being asked within the industry about whether the headlong rush to grab a slice of home buyers' cash is putting the market at risk.
- Sadly, he added, the ancient art is all but lost in the city's headlong rush towards industrialisation.