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Definition of 'headlong'


  1. excessively quick; "made a hasty exit"; "a headlong rush to sell"
       Synonyms: hasty
  2. with the head foremost; "a headfirst plunge down the stairs"; "a headlong dive into the pool"
       Synonyms: headfirst


  1. with the head foremost; "the runner slid headlong into third base"
       Synonyms: headfirst
  2. at breakneck speed; "burst headlong through the gate"
       Synonyms: precipitately
  3. in a hasty and foolhardy manner; "he fell headlong in love with his cousin"
       Synonyms: rashly

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