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French translation of 'headlong'

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[ˈhɛdlɒŋ ]
1.  [fall] la tête la première
2.  [rush, run] tête baissée
to rush headlong into sth (figurative) foncer tête baissée dans qch
to rush headlong into doing sth se précipiter pour faire qch
Don’t rush headlong into buying new furniture. Ne vous précipitez pas pour acheter de nouveaux meubles.
[dash, rush, flight] vertigineux/euse

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Example Sentences Including 'headlong'

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The final section ties up the stories in an exciting, headlong race towards redemption and new possibilities.
The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
My headlong rush to comeback hadn't prepared me for the demands of a hard three days in the saddle at York.
Frankie Dettori with Jonathan Powell FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)
Nor should we run headlong into its lucrative embrace.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
So why not go headlong into it?
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
After emerging from one civil war, the club certainly cannot afford to plunge headlong into another.
The Sun (2010)
Listen to his views, by all means, then run headlong in the opposite direction.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Stick His headlong celebration dive showed his delight.
The Sun (2010)
It is also no use just running headlong into mobile.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
So Mark and I plunged headlong into a whirlwind relationship.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
But the headlong plunge in share prices tells us that it has spread to the real economy.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Hold on to your hats as you twist, turn and plunge headlong through caves and rivers.
The Sun (2011)
She could see them leaving India with a tale to tell and a story that seemed to have cemented their headlong rush into a relationship.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Then we dived headlong into the e-mail age, and for some people it seems that the niceties went out of the windows.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
There has long been talk about his headlong rush towards fame, but far more important is his rush to improve himself.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
There was such a headlong rush towards the cliffs that it's difficult to say how anyone could have slowed it down.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Some of our machines were flying higher than the enemy, and plunged headlong to join the engagement.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
So they forgot, and the culture went into a headlong plunge of depravity and judgment.
Christianity Today (2000)

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'headlong' in Other Languages

British English: headlong ADVERB
If you move headlong in a particular direction, you move there very quickly.
He ran headlong for the open door.


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