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English definition of “one-on-one”

one-on-one

adverb   /ˌwʌn.ɒnˈwʌn/ US  /-ɑːn-/
(UK also one-to-one) If two people discuss something one-on-one, they discuss it directly, without involving anyone else: It's best to talk with him about the problem one-on-one. US In sports, if something is done one-on-one, it means that each player from one team is matched to a single player from the other team.Competing in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)
(Definition of one-on-one adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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