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Meaning of headlong

head•long

Pronunciation: (hed'lông", -long"), [key]
— adv.
  1. with the head foremost; headfirst: to plunge headlong into the water.
  2. without delay; hastily: to plunge headlong into work.
  3. without deliberation; rashly: to rush headlong into battle.
—adj.
  1. undertaken quickly and suddenly; made precipitately; hasty: a headlong flight.
  2. rash; impetuous: a headlong denunciation.
  3. done or going with the head foremost: a headlong dive into the pool.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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