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Definition of headlong adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    headlong

     adverb
    adverb
    NAmE//ˈhɛdlɔŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1with the head first and the rest of the body following synonym head first She fell headlong into the icy pool.
  2. 2without thinking carefully before doing something The government is taking care not to rush headlong into another controversy.
  3. 3quickly and without looking where you are going He ran headlong into a police car.
headlong adjective [only before noun]
 
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a headlong dive/rush