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English definition of “head on”

head on

adverb
 
 
MOVING FORWARDS If two vehicles hit each other head on, the front parts hit each other as they are moving forward.Accidents involving vehiclesHitting against objects accidentally and colliding
DIRECTLY If you deal with something head on, you deal with it directly, although it is difficult.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
head-on
 
 
/ˌhedˈɒn/ adjective
a head-on collision
(Definition of head on from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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