Definition of Man-to-man

1. Adjective. Forthright and honest. "Had a man-to-man talk about the facts of life"

Similar to: Direct

2. Adverb. Directly. "We must talk man-to-man"

3. Adjective. Being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player. "One-on-one defense"
Exact synonyms: One-on-one
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Similar to: Individual, Single

Definition of Man-to-man

1. Adjective. direct, forthright(,) and honest ¹

2. Adjective. (sports) one-on-one ¹

3. Adverb. directly, forthrightly(,) and honestly ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Man-to-man

man-of-war bird
man-to-man (current term)
man-to-man defense
man Friday
man about town
man alive
man and boy
man and wife
man bag
man boob
man boobs

Literary usage of Man-to-man

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"Ib. It's coming yet, for a' that, That man to man, the warld o'er, Shall brothers be, for a' that. ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"Charity, in this sense, was distinguished from mere liberality, because due to the love of man to man, in virtue of their common spiritual relationship to ..."

3. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1871)
"But what is request from man to man but petition or prayer? And when a request or petition is granted by him of whom it is asked, surely, it is prayer so ..."

4. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"FIG. as a translation of They/rw/CT-'d foot to foot, and man to man, Iii Spenser, it means to fix the spear in rest, probably from setting it close, ..."

5. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1843)
"To this place came unto them certain men elected by THE FOUR HUNDRED, and man to man reasoned and persuaded with such as they saw to be of the mildest ..."

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