head-to-head
adverb or adjective Date: circa 1728 in a direct confrontation or encounter usually between individuals

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  • Head 2 Head — was a sports quiz show that aired on ABC TV in Australia between February 18 and December 9, 2006 and broadcast on Saturday evenings initially at 6 pm, then at 5 pm. The show was hosted by Ashley Bradnam and produced by Nick Price.Quiz formatThe… …   Wikipedia

  • To head off — Head Head (h[e^]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Headed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heading}.] 1. To be at the head of; to put one s self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To head up — Head Head (h[e^]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Headed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heading}.] 1. To be at the head of; to put one s self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • From head to foot — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • head-on — adj. 1. characterized by direct opposition; as, a head on confrontation. Syn: head to head. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Without evasion or compromise; as, his usual head on fashion; to meet a problem head on. Syn: downright, flat footed, forthright,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Head louse — This article is about the animal. For the disease known as head lice, see Pediculosis capitis. Head lice Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Head and neck cancer — ] Smokeless tobacco is an etiologic agent for oral and pharyngeal cancers. [cite journal |author=Winn D |title=Smokeless tobacco and aerodigestive tract cancers: recent research directions |journal=Adv Exp Med Biol |volume=320 |issue=… …   Wikipedia

  • head — I. noun Etymology: Middle English hed, from Old English hēafod; akin to Old High German houbit head, Latin caput Date: before 12th century 1. the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Head (disambiguation) — In anatomy, the head of an animal is the rostral part (from anatomical position) that usually comprises the brain, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.Metaphorically, Head may refer to a person who is a leader, supervisor or the like, such as the head of …   Wikipedia

  • head — See: ACID HEAD, BEAT INTO ONE S HEAD, BEAT ONE S HEAD AGAINST A WALL, BIG HEAD, COUNT HEADS, EYES IN THE BACK OF ONE S HEAD, FROM HEAD TO FOOT, GET THROUGH ONE S HEAD, GOOD HEAD ON ONE S SHOULDERS, GO TO ONE S HEAD, HANG ONE S HEAD, HAVE ONE S… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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