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Definition 1: with the head foremost - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where headlong or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the runner slid headlong into third base

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Definition 2: in a hasty and foolhardy manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where headlong or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he fell headlong in love with his cousin

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Definition 3: at breakneck speed - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where headlong or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • burst headlong through the gate

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Definition 4: with the head foremost - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where headlong or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a headfirst plunge down the stairs
  • a headlong dive into the pool

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(headlong is similar to ...) at or near or directed toward the front

"the forward section of the aircraft" "a forward plunge down the stairs" "forward motion"

Definition 5: excessively quick - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where headlong or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • made a hasty exit
  • a headlong rush to sell

Synonyms for headlong in the sense of this definition

(headlong is similar to ...) moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste

"a hurried trip to the store" "the hurried life of a city" "a hurried job"

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