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Word: headfirst

Definition: moving with the head leading; headlong


Sentences Containing 'headfirst'

And this explains why he would change directions and strike headfirst toward whatever pursuit might attract his attention.
He dies in custody following his bizarre interrogation on the night of his arrest. BOB takes control of Leland and forces him to run headfirst into the wall of an interrogation room.
He runs head-first into a rock and swoons, and the rest of the second act probably takes place in Peer's dreams.
I shot head-first off of the bank like a frog, clothes and all on, and struck out for the canoe.
Jordan defeated Benoit and retained his United States Championship after removing the turnbuckle pad and shoving Benoit head-first into the exposed steel and covered him for the win.
Larger fish are swallowed headfirst, smaller fish are swallowed sideways or tail first. The bird’s subcutaneous air bags aid their rapid return to the surface.
Musk Ducks are very much at home below the surface, slipping under head-first with barely a ripple, and staying submerged for as long as a minute at a time, often resurfacing only for a few moments before diving again.
On 23 August, during another match against Manchester City, Ben Thatcher clattered into Mendes with his elbow, the force of which knocked Mendes head-first into a billboard. The injury was so severe Mendes was knocked out and required oxygen at pitchside.
On another level, the film sees the director plunging, headfirst, into a cultural abyss as she attempts to define herself via ethnic identity - and finds herself being torn, sharply, between the Iranian ideal of a fixed, long term union and the distinctly American tendencies to play the field and test the waters before committing.
On that night Travis Roy, a freshman recruit who grew up in Maine, was paralyzed from the neck down just eleven seconds into his first college shift. The 20-year-old Roy crashed head-first into the boards after a University of North Dakota player, Mitch Vig, avoided his check.
Several criminals were killed, and Russo was thrown through a glass pane head-first. He survives with his face torn to shreds; because of the extent of the facial damage, surgeons stitch it back together like a jigsaw puzzle.
White Star then ordered a new 212-foot bow section from Harland and Wolff in Belfast, which was launched head-first in October 1907.

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