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ONE-ON-ONE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does one-on-one mean? 

ONE-ON-ONE (adjective)
  The adjective ONE-ON-ONE has 2 senses:

1. directly between two individuals
2. being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player

  Familiarity information: ONE-ON-ONE used as an adjective is rare.


ONE-ON-ONE (adverb)
  The adverb ONE-ON-ONE has 1 sense:

1. (of two persons) in direct encounter

  Familiarity information: ONE-ON-ONE used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ONE-ON-ONE (adjective)


Sense 1one-on-one [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Directly between two individuals

Context example:

one-on-one instruction

Similar:

private (confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy)


Sense 2one-on-one [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player

Synonyms:

man-to-man; one-on-one

Context example:

one-on-one defense

Similar:

individual; single (being or characteristic of a single thing or person)

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)


ONE-ON-ONE (adverb)


Sense 1one-on-one [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of two persons) in direct encounter

Synonyms:

one-on-one; person-to-person

Context examples:

preferred to settle the matter one-on-one / interviewed her person-to-person


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