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Meaning of “head-to-head” in the English Dictionary

"head-to-head" in British English

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head-to-headadjective [before noun], adverb

uk   us   /ˌhed.təˈhed/
involving a ​directcompetition between two ​people or ​teams: a head-to-head ​contest
(Definition of head-to-head from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"head-to-head" in American English

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head-to-headadjective, adverb

 us   /ˈhed·təˈhed/
opposing each other in ​directcompetition: The two ​giantaircraftcompanies went head-to-head for the $2 ​billionorder. Tampa Bay has no head-to-head ​games with Boston this ​year.
(Definition of head-to-head from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"head-to-head" in Business English

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head-to-headadjective [before noun]

uk   us  
involving two ​people or ​groups that are ​competing directly against each other: a head-to-head battle/clash/contest Two of the biggest ​characters in the ​retailsector were ​engaged in a head-to-head ​battle for one of the ​icons of British ​industry. head-to-head ​competition
involving two ​people discussing something directly with each other, especially in ​order to see which ​person seems better: a head-to-head ​confrontation/debate/​meeting

head-to-headadverb

(also head to head) uk   us  
if two or more ​people or ​companiescompete, go, etc. ​head to ​head, they ​compete directly with each other: Stakes are ​higher than ever as the ​majorairlines go head-to-head in an ​industrydominated by the ​tightest of ​margins.head-to-head with sb/sth The recent ​acquisition gives the ​store over 500,000 ​retailcustomers, putting it head-to-head with previous ​marketleaders.head to head against sb/sth They could ​find themselves ​head to ​head against Turkish ​suppliers.

head-to-headnoun [C]

(also head to head) uk   us   informal
a ​situation, ​meeting, ​programme, etc. in which two ​people discuss something directly with each other, especially in ​order to see which ​person seems the best: Two of the best known ​names in the ​industry took ​part in a televised ​head to ​head last night.
(Definition of head-to-head from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “head-to-head”
in Chinese (Simplified) 正面交锋…
in Chinese (Traditional) 正面交鋒…
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