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headlong

adverb, adjective uk   /ˈhed.lɒŋ/ us    /-lɑːŋ/
[before noun] with great speed or without thinking: The car skidded and plunged headlong over the cliff. In the headlong rush to buy houses, many people got into debt.Fast and rapidShort in time US for head-firstFalling and droppingMoving downwards
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