• One-on-one

    Full definition of one-on-one



    1. (chiefly North America) Involving direct communication between two people.
    2. (sports) involving one attacker and one defender
      • 2011, September 24, David Ornstein, Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton, After several near misses, Van Persie finally reached three figures by turning in Walcott's cross before Jaaskelainen saved from Walcott when one-on-one.
    3. (mathematics) bijective or injective



    1. A contest involving only one player on each side, especially of an activity often involving teams.Why don't we play a little one-on-one until the others show up.He was willing to go one-on-one with the District Attorney himself.


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