Definition of head over heels in English:

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head over heels

1Turning over completely in forward motion, as in a somersault: he fell backwards, tumbling head over heels down the steps
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  • The powerful forearms and shoulders collapsed in full stride sending the lion nose first into the dirt, hind end vaulting upward as the cat tumbled head over heels, its forward momentum carrying it almost to my feet.
  • Monkey jumped out of the way so quickly that he lost his balance and went tumbling, head over heels, into the brush, the dog in yelping pursuit.
  • As per usual, he tumbled and flipped head over heels in a posing routine that brought the house - and the lights - down one more time.
2 (also head over heels in love) Madly in love: I immediately fell head over heels for Don
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  • We were emailing, phoning or writing daily, sending each other love songs, head over heels in love and planning our future, both feeling totally alive for the first time in years.
  • I realized that I not only loved him, but I was head over heels in love with him.
  • I fell head over heels in love with a wonderful man who I truthfully still love.
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