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heads-up

(hĕdz′ŭp′)
adj.
Showing an alert, competent style: play heads-up basketball.
n.
Informal Information or notification: gave me a heads-up on the new security measures.
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heads-up

(ˈhɛdzˌʌp)

adj.
1. alert; resourceful.
n.
2. Chiefly Politics. a warning: sending a heads-up to the Pentagon about possible attacks.
[1945–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heads-up - a warning message; "he sent a heads-up to the District Attorney"
warning - a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode"
Adj.1.heads-up - fully alert and watchfulheads-up - fully alert and watchful; "played heads-up ball"
alert, watchful - engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"
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Translations

heads-up

n (esp US inf) to give somebody a heads-upjdn vorwarnen
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