headlong

headlong
['hedlɒŋ] 1.
aggettivo [fall] a capofitto

a headlong dash — uno slancio impetuoso

2.
avverbio [fall] a capofitto, di testa; [run] a precipizio

to rush headlong into sth. — fig. buttarsi a capofitto in qcs

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adjective, adverb
1) (moving forwards or downwards, with one's head in front: a headlong dive into the pool of water; He fell headlong into a pool of water.) a testa avanti, a capofitto
2) ((done) without thought or delay, often foolishly: a headlong rush; He rushes headlong into disaster.) precipitosamente
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headlong /ˈhɛdlɒŋ/
A avv.
1 a testa avanti; a capofitto
2 (fig.) precipitosamente; impetuosamente: to rush headlong into st., gettarsi (o lanciarsi) precipitosamente in qc.
B a.
1 precipite (lett.); a capofitto: a headlong fall, una caduta a capofitto
2 (fig.) precipitoso; impetuoso; avventato
3 a perdifiato
4 (tuffi) di testa: a headlong dive, un tuffo di testa
headlong pursuit, inseguimento a perdifiato; (fig.) ricerca a tutti i costi, ricerca incessante: Her headlong pursuit of success ruined her life, la sua ricerca del successo a tutti i costi le ha rovinato la vita.
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['hedlɒŋ] 1.
aggettivo [fall] a capofitto

a headlong dash — uno slancio impetuoso

2.
avverbio [fall] a capofitto, di testa; [run] a precipizio

to rush headlong into sth. — fig. buttarsi a capofitto in qcs


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