head-on

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head-on (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Direct, abrupt, blunt or unequivocal; not prevaricating.
    a head-on approach to a problem
  2. Of a collision, from the front or in the direction of motion.
    Getting into a head-on collision is dangerous.

Noun[edit]

head-on (plural head-ons)

  1. A collision from the front.
    He was injured in a head-on with a larger vehicle.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The adjective is also head on, especially when appearing after the verb, as in
    She likes to tackle problems head on.

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