- with the head or front foremost: a head-on collision
- directly; esp., in direct opposition: to meet a problem head-on
- With the head or front first: The cars crashed head-on.
- In open conflict; in direct opposition: “I have wondered since whether it would have been wiser to meet the issue head-on” ( Henry A. Kissinger )
- Facing forward; frontal.
- With the front end foremost: a head-on collision.
- The adjective is also head on, especially when appearing after the verb, as in
- She likes to tackle problems head on.
- In talipes varus, the most common form of clubfoot, the foot generally turns inward so that the leg and foot look somewhat like the letter J (when looking at the left foot head-on).
- Thankfully, there are some solutions to these disadvantages for the parent who desires to homeschool, but wants to tackle these problems head-on.
- As if that weren't enough of a challenge, Bruce must subvert and sometimes battle head-on a secretive and corrupt government agency.
- Still another rule encourages you to find more interesting perspectives to shoot from rather than simply head-on.
- The only way to repair the damage that has been done is to address it head-on.