[ US /ˈwənəˈnɑn/ ]
  1. (of two persons) in direct encounter
    preferred to settle the matter one-on-one
    interviewed her person-to-person
  1. directly between two individuals
    one-on-one instruction
  2. being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player
    one-on-one defense
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How To Use one-on-one In A Sentence

  • The league was a little smaller, a little clubbier, and there was a lot more opportunity for one-on-one chats. Globe and Mail
  • From a pure box-office point of view, all of us can surely relish the sort of muscular macho, the one-on-one confrontation on view when a Phil Vickery meets a Christian Califano.
  • Polygamous marriages could be treated not as group marriages but as a series of simultaneously con-existing one-on-one marriages; that is, A marries B and B marries A. Should we legally recognize polyamorous marriages?
  • That leads to some one-on-one opportunities for Hammer, and that's no good for an offense.
  • It is a poison which has only ever been used for one-on-one killings and attempted killings.
  • He has a cool head and a great finish for the one-on-one situations.
  • In most cases, the outside man got a one-on-one matchup and the inside player drew the double team.
  • In one-on-one situations, there are not many better. The Sun
  • If so, he runs the risk of letting Shaq get more one-on-one opportunities close to the basket.
  • It would be impossible for the NYC to have an impact on individuals on a one-on-one basis.
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