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"head-to-head" in British English

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head-to-headadjective [before noun], adverb

uk   /ˌhed.təˈhed/  us   /ˌhed.təˈhed/
involving a direct competition 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 direct competition: The two giant aircraft companies went head-to-head for the $2 billion order. 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 retail sector 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 companies compete, go, etc. head to head, they compete directly with each other: Stakes are higher than ever as the major airlines go head-to-head in an industry dominated by the tightest of margins.head-to-head with sb/sth The recent acquisition gives the store over 500,000 retail customers, putting it head-to-head with previous market leaders.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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