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adverb (pos=head over heels)
  1. Tumbling upside down.
She tripped and rolled down the hill.
  1. At top speed; frantically.
Hearing the noise in the dark, the children ran back home.
  1. hopeless, Hopelessly smitten.
    He was in love with the girl next door.
Etymology: Emerged in the 14th century as "heels over head", which is more literally accurate, as "" is the more standard state of being. "Heels over head" evolved into "head over heels" in common use departing it's literal meaning, probably for reasons of phrasal elegance.


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