from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb With the head leading; headlong.
- adverb Impetuously; brashly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb With the head foremost; -- of motion.
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- adverb With the
headin front; headlong
- adjective With the head in front; headlong
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- adverb with the head foremost
- adjective with the head foremost
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There's also a strong temptation to lionize Pedro to the point of sainthood, and while Winick doesn't dive in headfirst, he doesn't exactly shy away from the opportunity either.
Junky's tailors are makers, who dive in headfirst, make lots of mistakes quickly, learn and iterate and improve and surprise, and the book and clothes are infused with that heartening spirit.
Diving in headfirst and exposing yourself to it will at least make the anxiety die down a bit, if not eliminate it altogether.
As they turn around they see a goat come crashing through the brush, run up to the hole with no hesitation, and jump in headfirst.
"I just wanted to make contact, but hitting two homers that first day I guess I sort of jumped in headfirst."
Show me a spec that at least two other vendors support and I’m in headfirst.
So there's nothing but the shale leading down, then there's some shrubs; and the body was kind of headfirst down the hill, "Bilskie said.
I try to visualize standing up without it, without a grab bar, without a moderate upper-body assist from a highly trained therapist, without Bob, but when I do I see myself either falling headfirst into the metal stall door or falling backward into the bowl.
I began to tumble—headfirst into the darkness—and yanked myself backward.
Sam screamed at the referee, as his opponent went flying headfirst across the ice.