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phrasal verb
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhead off
he/she/itheads off
present participleheading off
past tenseheaded off
past participleheaded off
  1. 1
    [transitive] to prevent something from taking place
    The police acted quickly and managed to head off a violent confrontation.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to leave
    We should be heading off soon.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to prevent someone from going somewhere by getting in front of them
    Let’s try and head them off before they cross the bridge.
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