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1. In direct confrontation or conflict at close quarters: The two brothers went at it head-to-head.
2. Arranged in a line with the heads adjacent to each other: The bunk beds were set up head-to-head.
3. Running close together in the same direction; neck and neck: The horses ran head-to-head.
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in direct competition
a competition involving two people, teams, etc
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being or occurring in direct personal confrontation, encounter, or exchange.
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|Adj.||1.||head-to-head - involving two persons; intimately private; "a tete-a-tete supper"; "a head-to-head conversation"|
private - confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"
|2.||head-to-head - inconclusive as to outcome; close or just even in a race or comparison or competition; "as they approached the finish line they were neck and neck"; "the election was a nip and tuck affair"|
inconclusive - not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question; "an inconclusive reply"; "inconclusive evidence"; "the inconclusive committee vote"
|Adv.||1.||head-to-head - even or close in a race or competition or comparison; "the horses ran neck and neck"; "he won nip and tuck"|
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