English version


From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhead-onˌhead-ˈon adverb  1 crash/collide/smash etc head-on2 DETERMINEDif someone deals with a problem head-on, they do not try to avoid it, but deal with it in a direct and determined wayface/tackle/meet something head-on The police are trying to tackle car crime head-on.3 if two people or teams meet head-on in an argument, competition etc, they compete against each other and try to win in a very determined wayhead-on adjective a head-on collision
Examples from the Corpus
head-onEven companies that had family policies did not address the ethical issues head-on.On Christmas Day, he met the opposition head-on.They flow around events rather than meeting them head-on.We are conscious of the issue and we have developed policies which address it head-on.This was a very different impact, head-on against all but stationary horsemen, solid in their ranks and having seen the approach.They are being tackled head-on both in the popular press and Communist Party theoretical journals.The amalgamation has also helped Marsden tackle head-on the problem of cutting internal overheads.The cab control car of a commuter train being pushed from the rear collided head-on with an Amtrak diesel locomotive.head-on collisionHe saw no prospect of avoiding for long a head-on collision.On a treacherous curve, both vehicles went out of control and met in a head-on collision.Those who travel the road regularly say their biggest fear is head-on collisions.The Budget also marked a head-on collision between Conservative Party election promises and the real world, however.There was evidentially speaking a head-on collision between the appellant and the principal prosecution witness.They included provisions designed to prevent head-on collisions, like those at Bellgrove and later at Newton.A 3-month-old boy died after a head-on collision near Burford.A head-on collision with a pair of black salt-stained leather boots.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Word of the day atypical not typical or usual