Heads-up definition

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(informal) Information or notification.

Gave me a heads-up on the new security measures.

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The act or an instance of providing a notice or warning to alert someone, as in advance of difficulty or trouble.
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Showing an alert, competent style.

Play heads-up basketball.

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Used as a warning to watch out for a potential source of danger, as at a construction site.
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With head directly above the neck, eyes front.

A heads-up posture meant the pilot couldn't pay attention to his instruments.

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Heads up is defined as something you shout to get someone's attention.

An example of heads up is when you yell at a person who isn't paying attention and who is about to get hit with a frisbee.

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The definition of a heads up is an alert or a warning.

An example of a heads up is when you let your Internet-surfing co-worker know that your boss is about to enter his office.

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(chiefly US, idiomatic) A warning or call to pay attention; an advisory notice.

Send everyone a heads-up about the inspection tomorrow.

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Getting those marbles off the red carpet was a real heads-up move.

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Alert and resourceful.

Playing heads-up baseball.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
heads-up
Plural:
heads-ups