Definition of headlong adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    headlong

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈhedlɒŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhedlɔːŋ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈhedlɑːŋ//
     
    [only before noun]
     
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  1. 1with the head first and the rest of the body following a headlong dive/fall
  2. 2done without thinking carefully before doing something the country's headlong dash to capitalism
  3. 3quick and done without looking where you are going Rather than have a headlong collision, the driver swerved in front of the bus.

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