- head off
- 1) PHRASAL VERB If you head off a person, animal, or vehicle, you move to a place in front of them in order to capture them or make them change the direction they are moving in.Syn:2) PHRASAL VERB If you head something off, especially something unpleasant, you take action before it is expected to happen in order to prevent it from happening.
[V P n (not pron)] He would ask Congress to intervene and head off a strike...
[V n P] You have to be good at spotting trouble on the way and heading it off.
English dictionary. 2008.
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