Definition of head-to-head in English:

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adjective& adverb

Involving two parties confronting each other: [as adjective]: a head-to-head battle with bureaucracy
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  • The Conservatives, however, convincingly beat them in head-to-head battles.
  • It expects to win almost every head-to-head ratings battle, and its advertisers and viewers expect the same.
  • Impresarios are for opera, theatre and the circus, where you do not have to confront your rivals head-to-head.


A conversation, confrontation, or contest between two parties: yet another head-to-head about the threatened railway
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  • Today's head-to-heads are truly mouth-watering, with champions in every quarter, just eight to emerge for Sunday.
  • I don't think the title race will come down to head-to-heads such as yesterday's or the Old Firm encounters.
  • ‘The team has played many times way beyond its capabilities,’ he said, reflecting on four seasons of battles that have seen the Gunners win just two of seven head-to-heads.

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