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heads-up

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdzʌp
 
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informal

Definition of heads-up in English:

noun

An advance warning of something: the heads-up came just in time to stop the tanks from launching the final assault
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  • I'm up to 7 now, with 2 more to go next week and still looking for ads or other heads-ups about Assistant Professors in Cell or Molecular Biology or Biochemistry.
  • But with such high expectations, some anticipate at least a handful of negative heads-ups as we enter the earnings-warning season this month.
  • I'm going to advance you into time and just give you a heads-up for what the future holds.

adjective

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Showing alertness or perceptiveness: they played a very heads-up game
More example sentences
  • The Lions reacted immediately, throwing the ball wide and, for the first time since the first match, playing heads-up rugby.
  • Yet she insists that heads-up utilities will benefit greatly by such programs.
  • As if his one-out double, gutsy steal of third base, and heads-up jaunt home on a wild pitch to score the series-winning run against the Twins in the AL Divisional Series wasn't proof that the man can come through in the clutch.

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